Aikido Israel

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About us

The Aikido Israel dojo was founded in 1982 by Eytan Ben Meir (6th Dan), who was one of the first instructors to bring Aikido to Israel. The dojo is the oldest Aikido dojo in the country. Since a number of years ago it has been run by Eytan's senior aikidoka, all of whom are accredited instructors.

At Aikido Israel the training is in the style which was directly passed on by the students of the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido is a martial art and is practiced as such with the principal of harmony with one's opponent being the basis of all training. Classes include the basics of aikido and weapons training.

Our instructors are among the leading instructors in Israel and we bring high ranking instructors from overseas to run seminars a number of times a year.

Training is done in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect, the result of the professional and serious attitude of all concerned.

How to join us?

Come and visit us during our scheduled classes. Teachers can provide additional information. You can also contact us through phone or e-mail.

How to contact us?

Phone: 054-5446474 (Amir)

E-mail: aikidoisraeltlv@gmail.com

Dojo etiquette

Visitors:

  • Visitors are welcome to watch classes but must remain silent. Please approach the teacher before or after the class hours.

Students:

  • keep quiet during the class and follow by the instructor's guidance.
  • Have to get on the mat barefoot, no earrings or jewelry that can interfere during the lesson and nails without nail polish on the toes of the feet. Should practice with a proper suit. If you are a new student and have not yet purchased a suit, you should practice a light sportswear.
  • Join to classes on time. In case of delay, sit on the edge of the mattress and wait for approval from the teacher to join the class.
  • You can not leave or join class during the lesson without the teacher specific approval.
  • It is customary to bow to the teacher at the beginning and end of the lesson, and that at the end of each practice chapter. Bow is the Japanese way to express the sound of respect and not "bowing."‏
  • Despite what might be implied from the above, the atmosphere in the dojo is not stiff or formal but mature and pleasant. Following a few simple rules are contributing to keep this feeling and establishes a climate of mutual respect between students, respect for teachers and place.