Shin Shin Aikido Copenhagen
Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 7
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Denmark

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Dojo rules Etiquette

Aikido for everybody

Aikido can be practiced by everybody. It is an excellent way of exercise for the body and mind. It will increase your balance, coordination and strength, sharpen your physical and mental awareness, and teach you to read and spontaneously react appropriately to a potentially threatening situation. Classes are taught three days a week. 

Free trial lesson 

Every Tuesday from 5.40 pm to 6.40 pm the class is open to anyone who wishes to try aikido. After the lesson you will receive our introductory pamphlet and we will be very happy to answer any further questions you might have.  

What to wear 

Aikido is practiced barefooted wearing a white gi. Outside the mat, sandals or other indoor footwear are worn. For the free trial lesson and the next couple of times it is acceptable to wear loose-fitting clothing, e.g. sweat pants and a t-shirt. It is considered courteous to be punctual, so make sure you have time to change your clothes before the class is scheduled to begin.

You are very welcome to contact our club by e-mail or phone, but you may also simply show up for the introductory lesson – there is no registration required. 

Tuition 

Tuition is 150 DKK per month. The first months must be paid in advance when enrolling. After the the first months, tuition is paid monthly. Payment can be done only by bank transfer to the club account. If you wish to discontinue your membership, it will be considered terminated by the end of the month you have given notice of this.

Our club has a discount agreement with Nippon Sport and Budoexperten if you purchase training gear there – contact:  

Flemming Karlsen: 4052 5340  

Dojo etiquette

 

1.  The instructor must ensure that the exercises are performed in a responsible

     and safe manner. You must always follow the instructions and advice from the      instructor.

 2.  More than a series of techniques, the training is also an exercise in receiving       and learning

 3.  Always adjust each technique to your partner’s experience and abilities.

 4.  In aikido you never compete against your partner, only your own inabilities.

 5.  Focus is an important part of the training, so avoid any unnecessary talk while      on the mat. Be respectful of aikido and your fellow aikidokas. Bow to the     

     Shomen when entering and leaving the mat.

6.  As the class begins we bow to the picture of the founder of aikido, Morihei     

     Ueshiba and say “Onegai Shimasu” (let us begin). After the class we say     

    “Domo arigato gozaimashita” as a greeting. Bow to your partner before and     

     after each technique, and be respectful of the instructor especially when he         instructs you personally. Keep in mind that respect and safety are two sides

     of the same coin.

7.  Keep the dojo, yourself and your gi clean.

 8.  Never demonstrate aikido outside the dojo.

 

Aikido youth class 

The youth class is open to boys and girls aged 9 to 16 years. Aikido is a martial art open to everybody, as the size and strength of the practitioner is unimportant. Aikido is rather about evading your opponent by moving yourself away from a potential attack, while positioning yourself in the best way to take away your opponent’s balance. A variety of falling techniques are also taught as part of the curriculum. 

The exercises are done in pairs, changing partners when a new exercise is begun. During the class you will learn to stay focused and practice responsibly showing respect for yourself, your partner and the rest of the class. The youth has class twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.00pm to 6.50pm.

Grading 

As a beginner, you wear a white belt. Practitioners in the youth class will be graded within the kyu degrees, from the 11th kyu to the 7th kuy. In the youth class colored belts are worn to reflect the child’s current kyu (white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown). 

Tuition 

Tuition for the youth class is 150 DKK per month. The first three months must be paid for in advance when enrolling. After the initial three months, tuition is paid monthly. Payment can be done only by bank transfer to the club account. If you wish to discontinue your membership, it will be considered terminated by the end of the month you have given notice of this. 

What to wear 

Aikido is practiced barefooted wearing a white gi. Outside the mat, sandals or other indoor footwear are worn. For the first couple of classes it is fine to wear loose-fitting clothes, e.g. sweat pants and a t-shirt.Our club has a discount agreement with Nippon Sport and Budoexperten if you purchase training gear there.     Contact Flemming: 4052 5340 

Instructors team:

 

       Flemming Karlsen   3 Dan. 

 

       Sigurd Uldall            3 Dan

        Lasse B Andersen   2 Dan. 

       Michel Bock              2 Dan.

       Aleksei Niavro         2 Dan.

 

                       

 

 

 

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