Training Schedule

Aikido Kids Course

Recommended Ages 5 – 12

Under 5 years old – An adult is required to accompany the child on the mat.

Saturdays

15:00 – 16:00

Aikido – Body Arts

All Levels, ages 13+

Saturdays

16:00 – 17:00

Aikido – Weapons Training

All Levels, ages 13+

Saturdays

17:00 – 18:00

HIIT Conditioning

Ages 13+

Tuesdays & Thursdays

19:00 – 19:30

Training Types

HIIT Conditioning

Aikido training provides a unique mixture of cardio, strength, coordination and flexibility training found in few activities. Aikido HIIT Conditioning attempts to emulate the physical training in a concentrated solo-activity.

Recommended Ages 13+

Additional Information

Aikido – Body Arts (Unarmed)

The backbone of Aikido training, Body Arts is an unarmed training that is practiced with partners and guided by an instructor. Students learn how to utilize the energy provided by an attack to throw or bind their aggressor in such a way as to limit injury.  Within Aikido there is no sparring or competitions, every student is encouraged to train with as many people as possible through guest-visits, seminars and special events.

Recommended Ages 13+

Aikido – Weapons Training

Weapons work is an essential part of Aikido training, practiced with a Bokken (wooden sword), Jyo (wooden staff) and Tanto (wooden knife). Training is done in pairs, with some solo practices, to draw parallels between working with and without weapons.

Recommended Ages 13+

Aikido Kids Course

The GAC offers specific classes for children from 5 to 12 years old. Children’s classes are designed for children to work on motor skill development, mental focus, observation, self-discipline and develop an inherent respect for those around them. 

Recommended Ages 5 – 12

Under 5 years old – An adult is required to accompany the child on the mat.

Iaido – Coming Soon!

A solo practice that focuses on the art of drawing a Japanese sword (katana) and completing traditional forms. Used with a Bokken (wooden sword), Iaito (blunted metal blade) or a Katana (sharpened “live” blade) while wearing a traditional uniform.

Recommended Ages 16+

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Upcoming

Courses

Introduction to Aikido Series

This series of training sessions is to introduce participants to Aikido training, including the dojo environment, warm-ups, conditioning, basics in falling training and basics in technique training. 

When: Saturdays @ 16:00 – 17:00

Start Date: May 7, 2022

Duration: 4 Week Course

Cost: CHF 30.00

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HIIT Conditioning Ramp-Up Series

This course is help individuals who currently have mild to no activity build up their strength and endurance to the point where they could participate in regular training classes. This training emphasizes the development of listening to your body and challenging yourself while keeping yourself safe and healthy. This HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Course utilizes both traditional Aikido and modern exercises to build up the participant’s strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination to a similar level as an active martial artist.

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 19:30 – 20:00

Start Date: June 2, 2022

Duration: 6 Week Course

Cost: CHF 60.00

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Events

GAC Grand Opening Seminar!

Join the Griffin Aikido Club in Celebrating the opening of our dojo!

This seminar welcomes our Guest Instructor, Sensei Deena Drake, 6th Dan and Chief Instructor of San Diego Aikikai from Birankai North America.

Event Website & Registration

Seminar Poster

Past Events

August 20-24, 2021 – Birankai Seminar – Schönengrund AR, Switzerland