Seminar: Joe Cummins 6–9 October 2016

Practicing Aikido Another Way: Achieving Internal Balance


The human brain seeks patterns. The pattern that keeps us from being in the moment is the one which brings attention to thoughts. To be present the mind

must be still. Any thought about “doing” something redirects attention away from the present. As the Bhagavadgita warns us, “If the mind submits to the play of the senses, they will drive out insight.” The solution is to remain present. Aikido can be practised in a way to achieve this presence. 

Though many Aikido classes are focused on the way you throw someone to the ground this course will be different. Joe uses partnered exercises to bring awareness to thought patterns that keep you off-balance. This awareness will help you create new patterns that will increase your ability to be present and stay in balance. This practice is based on the idea that in order to find harmony with others we must first find harmony within ourselves.


You can find out more about Joe Cummins at the Another Way website:

Training Times

Thursday 6 October 19:00-20:30hrs

Friday 7 October 19:00-21:00 hrs

Saturday 8 October 15:30-17:30hrs

Sunday 9 October 11:00-13:00 hrs and 14:00-16:00 hrs


Individual classes (3 people per class) will be held on Friday morning between 11:00-13:00 hrs and Saturday between 12:00-14:00 hrs.


Sportcentrum van Houdt, Luykendreef 3, Leiderdorp, the Netherlands

Info and Registration

Please let us know by e-mail which classes you would like to sign up for:


Tel. Esther Vogelpoel: 06 28977505 (International code: 0031)

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