Austin Aikikai

Austin Aikikai

Austin Aikikai is a traditional dojo providing training in a community focused on helping members develop strength in every aspect of their lives.

We have classes six days a week, a beginners program, a shinkage practice, and a zazen group. Damir Jamsek Sensei is the head instructor at Austin Akikikai. He is a rokudan (sixth degree blackbelt) and shidoin (certified instructor), in aikido and a student of Yamada Sensei, chairman of the United States Aikido Federation. Jamsek Sensei has studied aikido since 1984 and has also trained in aikido

Operating as usual

12/01/2021

For our friends in San Antonio.

It's Giving Tuesday!!! Consider a donation to the Alamo Area Aikikai! We are a 501c3 nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible and will provide much needed funding for operations while we navigate our reopening. Thank you for your support! www.alamoareaaikikai.org

11/29/2021

The seminar at AoD has been moved from January to April 2-3.

11/21/2021

Save the date! San Francisco Aikikai's 30th Anniversary Celebration Seminar will be May 6-8, 2022!
More details to come

11/17/2021

Weapons Workshop this Saturday!

Here's a message from Damir Sensei about the event.

Open to all, this Saturday we will have a mini-workshop. Content will focus on aikido sword, using bokken (wooden swords).

10:30 - 11:30 - Basics of solo practice
(Suburi and 8 movement sword form)

11:45 - 12:45 - Basics of partner practice
(8 of the 12 partnered movements)

This is open to all Austin Aikikai members, shinkage members, and visitors. The first hour will introduce basics and, even for experienced practitioners, will offer a chance for correction and improvement. The second hour will present what I expect all dojo members to learn.

Two important points.

1. Some of you have been missing practice during the covid time
This can be a chance to restart or reinvigorate your practice.

2. This is a fund-raising event with no fixed fee but any level of contribution is appreciated. There will be some suggested levels forthcoming.

Take care and see you this weekend,
Kushu

11/05/2021

We are building back after a long absence for many of us, which means that all of our classes are very beginner-friendly and small right now. So if you've ever considered taking up aikido, now is a great time to start!

Email [email protected] with any questions.

Photo by Kate Wurtzel

11/03/2021

Weapons Workshop

Save the date! On November 20th Austin Aikikai will host a weapons workshop from 10:30 am to around 1 pm (with a break in the middle). This is a great chance to get off the couch, jump-start your practice, and connect with old friends. Maybe even lunch afterward. Hope to see you there!

This is a fundraising and community-building event with suggested donations of $30-$75.

Email [email protected] with questions.

Photo by Kate Wurtzel

Weapons Workshop

Save the date! On November 20th Austin Aikikai will host a weapons workshop from 10:30 am to around 1 pm (with a break in the middle). This is a great chance to get off the couch, jump-start your practice, and connect with old friends. Maybe even lunch afterward. Hope to see you there!

This is a fundraising and community-building event with suggested donations of $30-$75.

Email [email protected] with questions.

Photo by Kate Wurtzel

Photos from Aikikai Foundation 公益財団法人合気会's post 11/02/2021

Photos from Aikikai Foundation 公益財団法人合気会's post

11/02/2021

We are building back after a long absence for many of us, which means that all of our classes are very beginner-friendly and small right now. So if you've ever considered taking up aikido, now is a great time to start!

Email [email protected] with any questions.

Photo by Kate Wurtzel

We are building back after a long absence for many of us, which means that all of our classes are very beginner-friendly and small right now. So if you've ever considered taking up aikido, now is a great time to start!

Email [email protected] with any questions.

Photo by Kate Wurtzel

11/02/2021

After careful consideration of our situation in light of all of the consequences of COVID-19, we have decided not to work with AISD to offer classes for PE credit in the Spring semester. This was a hard decision for us because we believe in the value of aikido for young men and women and we will reexamine this again in May for the Fall semester.

10/28/2021
10/14/2021
10/12/2021
10/09/2021

“There are often those who fancy themselves great by virtually knocking their partners down flat on the mat. Their concept of hard training is utterly wrong.
The essence of real training lies in the throwing process. When let loose mercilessly, Aikido techniques do not allow Ukemi (defensive rolls and somersaults).
It therefore behooves you to throw your partner in such a manner that he can respond with Ukemi without fear of injury. The purpose of Aikido training is to build up strength, not to inflict injury.”

-Morihiro Saito Shihan, 9th Dan
AIKIDO Volume 5: Training works Wonders. Pages 36, 41.

10/02/2021
09/10/2021

Due to scheduling conflicts, this evening's class is cancelled.

08/16/2021

We are sad to announce that Florida Winter Camp 2021 is postponed until further notice due to Covid-19.

We look forward to inviting you back to train with us soon.

Morihiro Saito Sensei and Kayla Feder Sensei in Switzerland (1988) 08/06/2021

Morihiro Saito Sensei and Kayla Feder Sensei in Switzerland (1988)

Morihiro Saito Sensei and Kayla Feder Sensei in Switzerland (1988) Morihiro Saito Sensei in Fiesch, Switzerland in 1988. Uke: Kayla Feder, 6th Dan (Dojo-cho of Aikido of Berkeley)

08/04/2021

Can't wait until we can train together again but keeping each other well and healthy is the right thing to do.

We are are postponing our August 28-29 seminar with Claude Berthiaume because of the recent Covid surge. We hope to reschedule sometime in the fall. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see you on the mat soon.

07/30/2021
07/12/2021

Aiki base 1

1985 MAC 10th Anniversary Class 11 A Tohei Last Class 07/02/2021

1985 MAC 10th Anniversary Class 11 A Tohei Last Class

1985 MAC 10th Anniversary Class 11 A Tohei Last Class 1985 Midwest Aikido Center 10th. Anniversary Class taught by Shihan Akira Tohei.

07/01/2021

It’s Happening! Sensei Claude Berthiaume is coming back to Florida! Please join us!! #AikidoSeminar

Tohei Shihan AOA 94 Kokyunage 2Ways 2nd 06/30/2021

Tohei Shihan AOA 94 Kokyunage 2Ways 2nd

Tohei Shihan AOA 94 Kokyunage 2Ways 2nd Akira Tohei Shihan ay Aikido of Austin in 1994.* Ai hanmi Katatetori Kokyunage o/u - 2 Ways.Special Thanks: Dan Palmer Sensei (Videographer)

Akira Tohei Aikido, Berkeley 1977 - Part 1 06/30/2021

Akira Tohei Aikido, Berkeley 1977 - Part 1

Akira Tohei Aikido, Berkeley 1977 - Part 1 Excerpt from seminar in Berkeley, CA in December of 1977.

03/09/2021

We would like to share the information provided by the Waite family regarding the funeral services for Donovan Waite Sensei. We send our deepest condolences to his family and the aikido community. He will be greatly missed.

Shop - Martial Arts on Rails 01/23/2021

Shop - Martial Arts on Rails

We are excited to announce our new Austin Aikikai shop! https://austinaikikai.threadless.com/

We have shirts, mugs, bags, prints, and lots of other cool items with a large variety of designs.

We also have original calligraphy available for purchase. https://austin-aikikai.maonrails.com/shop?category=1974

A portion of proceeds from the shop benefit the dojo, so not only will you be able to purchase awesome artwork but also support our continued practice!

https://austinaikikai.threadless.com/

Shop - Martial Arts on Rails

It's almost that time! Jan 23! The USAF Aikido Online Class! 01/18/2021

It's almost that time! Jan 23! The USAF Aikido Online Class!

It's almost that time! Jan 23! The USAF Aikido Online Class! Spread the word! Dear Aikidoka, We are excited to invite you to the launch of our 2021 adult's classes in the USAF Aikido Online Series. This will take place on Saturday, January 23 at 1 pm EDT (12 p

youtube.com 01/03/2021

公益財団法人 合気会 令和3年鏡開き式 Aikikai Foundation Kagamibiraki 2021

youtube.com この動画は公益財団法人 合気会 令和3年鏡開き式の中継映像を公開するものです。当日、合気道本部道場にお越しいただき参加することはできません。This livestream is of the Aikikai Foundation Aikido World Headquarters’ 2021 Kagamibira...

12/30/2020

Just Aikido

Kanai sensei's demo in 1984 at NYA's anniversary. Look the emphasis he puts into the atemi explaining the "non-harmonic" alternative of his techniques. As well as his unique blend of Judo techniques with Aikido.
He was a truly awesome and charismatic sensei.

web-extract.constantcontact.com 08/10/2020

Next Up Aug 15! Join Us For The USAF Aikido Online Class!

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aikido-international.org 08/07/2020

International Aikido Federation

aikido-international.org We are preparing a new series of Zoom trainings with female instructors from the United States of America! Join us by Zoom or by the Facebook live streaming during August!

05/21/2020

Aikikai Foundation 公益財団法人合気会

合気道ーAikido at HOMEー
本部稽古自粛期間中、家の中でもできる稽古法を植芝充央本部道場長がご紹介します。
本部道場の朝稽古に参加している感覚で、画面の前で一緒に稽古しましょう。

Aikido at Home
During the period of practice cancellation Mitsuteru Ueshiba Hombu Dojo-cho will introduce practices that can be done at home.
Created with the feeling of morning practice at Hombu Dojo, please practice with us in front of your computer screen.

本日の稽古内容
・舟漕ぎ運動
・後ろ受け身(毎回違った内容をお送りします)
・道歌紹介(『合気神髄―合気道開祖・植芝盛平語録』より)
(これを機に、開祖が遺した道歌に触れてみましょう。)

Today’s practice
• Rowing exercise
• Backwards falls
• Introduction of the Doka, Poems of Aikido (from Aikido Shinzui Aikido Kaiso Ueshiba Morihei Goroku, written by the Founder Morihei Ueshiba)
• Doka are poems (waka) written by the Founder about Aikido.

• They are written in old Japanese (kobun), so there can be many interpretations of them.
• In accordance with that, this is a loose translation so that viewers can grasp some meaning for themselves, and in no way intended to be a definitive translation or interpretation of these works.

On this occasion, we will touch on the Doka the Founder left us as part of his legacy.

Today's Doka:
aikinite yorodzuchikarawo hatarakashi uruwashikiyoto yasukuwasubeshi
"It is important to strive for a beautiful world full of harmony by utilizing the power of the universe through Aikido"

注意事項
・本動画は期間限定で公開します。
・本動画のダウンロード、転用はお控えください。
Warnings:
• The videos will be available for a limited period of time.
• Please do not download or use these videos in other ways.

05/21/2020

"When I felt the most despair, it was the very people whose future I worried about that helped lift my spirit. Nearly every day I received phone calls of encouragement from members around the US and the world. Hearing their words, I was happy they felt a part of the Dojo, that Dojo is theirs; further, I was touched by the passion they have for Aikido and the affection they feel for Dojo and Sensei, i.e., me. As time went on, they came together which led to their developing an on-line class program. This act by Aikido members reaffirmed for me how important Aikido, Dojo and students are to me. All this made me very proud of them. They are my treasures. The corona episode, which initially made me feel so negative, has in the end made me appreciate the positives.

Thank you all! Let us persevere together! You and I have Aikido!!"
Yoshimitsu Yamada

usafaikidonews.com 05/21/2020

Yamada Sensei’s Article for Honbu Dojo Newsletter

usafaikidonews.com Yamada Sensei was asked by Honbu Dojo to write an article for their newsletter. Yamada Sensei wrote the article in Japanese and also provided a copy translated into English. Sensei asked that this …

05/14/2020

Aikikai Foundation 公益財団法人合気会

【合気道―Aikido at HOME―】動画配信のお知らせ

本部稽古自粛期間中、家の中でもできる稽古法を植芝充央本部道場長がご紹介します。
5/15(金)から29(金)まで、月・水・金午前6:30にフェイスブックで配信予定です。
本部道場の朝稽古に参加している感覚で、画面の前で一緒に稽古しましょう。
※本動画は期間限定で公開します。

Notification regarding the uploading of “Aikido at Home” video series

During the period of practice cancellation Mitsuteru Ueshiba Hombu Dojo-cho will introduce practices that can be done at home.
Videos will be uploaded on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6:30 am starting on May 15th (Fri) until the 29th (Fri).
Created with the feeling of morning practice at Hombu Dojo, please practice with us in front of your computer screen.
※The videos will be available for a limited period of time.

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7756 Northcross Dr Ste 111
Austin, TX
78757-1159

Opening Hours

Monday 6pm - 7pm
7:15pm - 8:15pm
Tuesday 6pm - 7pm
Wednesday 6pm - 7pm
Thursday 6pm - 7pm
Friday 6pm - 7pm
Saturday 10:30am - 12pm
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