Kennismakingscursus bij Aikidojo Leiderdorp

Op 26 oktober start weer een kennismakingscursus. Wil je weerbaarder worden, meer ontspannen reageren op moeilijke situaties, of gewoon lekker bewegen in een leuke sfeer? In alle gevallen is Aikido iets voor jou. De cursus duurt vijf weken en wordt gegeven op donderdagen van 19:00 tot 20:30 in Sportcentrum Van Houdt, Luykendreef 3 in Leiderdorp. Je raakt vertrouwd met de basistechnieken en principes van Aikido. Deelname is open voor mannen en vrouwen vanaf 15 jaar en de kosten bedragen 30 Euro. Draag comfortabele sportkleding met lange mouwen.

Meld je aan via Bellen kan ook: 06-52611237.




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)

Flyer Aikido Seminar Internal Balance Autumn 2016
A PDF version of the seminar announcement.
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New Website

For various reasons, our Aikidojo website has endured some neglect in the past few years. It's time we swept off the cobwebs, updated our look, and made sure our blog/announcements page is once more brimming with activity!


Although it would be nice to keep some history of previous activities, we've decided to start fresh on the blog and only post new/upcoming activities and not migrate the old ones over.


It's a shame that we'll lose a reference point for some of our memories, but we'll try to fix that by putting some photo galleries up with some of our better shots and videos.


We hope you like the new site and also that you will subscribe to the RSS feed of our blog to ensure you stay up-to-date with our activities.


Esther, Martijn, John & Saket.