On this page you will find our blog. The blog contains news and updates, but also serves as a reference for various essays and such.
We have just been told that the Aikikai has promoted Lewis to Shihan. We are so very happy about this, not only for Lewis, but for everyone training with him. You can find the original announcement (in Spanish) here.
Congratulations again, Lewis!
Lars, April 17, 2022
Our annual general assembly was held on the 20th of March via Zoom. We had 10 dojos present, and followed the agenda according to our statutes. Two board members up for election were both re-elected. Minutes have been sent out to all dojo chos.
Lars, March 25, 2022
More than 50 aikido-ka participated at the TAE online yudansha camp! 4 hours of great and intensive training. And great discussions afterwards.
Further to the discussion about "go-no-sen", here is the link to the Aiki Journal article by Stan Pranin. And you can find a video of O-sensei demonstrating this clearly here. All participants have been sent a link to the recordings of the seminar.
The focus of our group discussions this time was: what can we do to get people back to our dojos? Below are the main points from the 3 groups:
Lars, January 22, 2022
The longest edition so far! Loaded with great thoughts and information. If you pace yourself, there might be a bit left for you to read over Christmas! You can find it here
Lars, December 1, 2021
This and many other questions are discussed in the latest edition of the journal! The editors have worked hard to have it ready for your summer break! You can find it here
Lars, July 17, 2021
New edition of the journal is out now, better than ever! Aikido for kids, questions and philosophy: what more can you wish for! You can find it here
Lars, April 11, 2021
Our annual general assembly was held on the 14th of March via Zoom. We had 14 dojos present, and followed the agenda according to our statutes. Two board members up for election were all re-elected, and a new member, Ellie, elected. Minutes have been sent out to all dojo chos.
Lars, March 23, 2021
Didn’t really think it was possible to make it any better, but the editors have done it again! Our newsletter is now a very impressive 48-page Journal! The latest edition can be found here
Lars, November 28, 2020
Just a reminder that our Youtube channel can be found here
Lars, November 16, 2020
The Spanish translation of the syllabus is now available. Again a big thank you to all the people who helped translate it! You can find it here.
Lars, July 12, 2020
A World’s first! Please join us on this Aikido tour of the world. A unique chance to train with a long and impressive list of instructors, for 24 hours! It is free to participate, but donations to "Right to play" are highly appreciated :)
More information here.
Any questions please contact Sascha Pihan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lars, June 5, 2020
The German translation of the syllabus is now available. Thank you to all the people who helped translate it! You can find it here.
Lars, June 5, 2020
Andrea from the Kokoro dojo is in the process of seeking funding for her excellent idea: an Aikido card game! Please see here for more information and the possibility to support the project.
Lars, May 21, 2020
The third edition of the newsletter is now out, as always full of interesting information and insights. Read it before your uke :). You can find it here.
Lars, April 19, 2020
The TAE online dojo is now up and running, you can find the first week’s schedule here.
Lars, March 29, 2020
After a lot of hard work Lewis, Andrea and Michael have produced our new syllabus. You can find it here.
Lars, March 13, 2020
Check out the newsletter!
Lars, January 14, 2020
The second TAE newsletter is now out. The editors have done another great job! What about hearing from an Aikidoka who has trained for 60 years! You can find it here.
If you are not already a subscriber please join here.
Lars, November 3, 2019
On the 22nd of September we held our first dojo-cho Zoom meeting with more than 8 dojo-cho’s present. The idea behind these quarterly meetings is that we as dojo-chos get to discuss different aspects of leading and running a dojo. At the meeting we discussed the theme for and content of the Yudansha camp and workshop in January. Input to our next newsletter and finally we had a good discussion about grading beginners. Your dojo-cho will have the full minutes so please contact her/him for further details.
Lars, September 24, 2019
Our first newsletter is out! Lewis, Andrea and Michael have done an excellent job in putting it together, excellent content and a great layout. It has already been emailed out, but you can also find it here.
Lars, July 3, 2019
Our annual general assembly was held on the 28th of April via Zoom. We had 10 dojos present, and followed the agenda according to our statutes. The three board members up for election were all re-elected. Minutes have been sent out to all dojo chos.
Lars, May 18, 2019
The first TAE yudansha camp was held over the weekend 8th and 9th of December. The theme of the camp was Ouyo waza. As a new addition a workshop was also held on Saturday. Discussions about the following themes took place:
Group 1: Teaching Aikido
Group 2: Ongoing Instructor Development
Group 3: Fitness in Aikido
Group 4: Members and Marketing
Group 5: Special Events
Group 6: Children in Aikido
Group 7: Aikido and its Relevance outside the dojo
The outcome of the groupwork can be found here.
Lars, February 3, 2019