Are you a beginner?

You have all of September to try out Aikido!

Register in October only.

SCHEDULE

Classes will resume on the second week of September

ADULT CLASSES | Stade Louis II / Espace Saint-Antoine

Monday | 12:30 pm / 1:30 pm | Salle d'arts martiaux / Espace Saint-Antoine

Monday | 7:30 / 9:30 pm | Dojo Orecchia / Stade Louis II
Tuesday | 12:30 pm / 1:30 pm | Dojo Orecchia / Stade Louis II

Wednesday | 12:30 pm / 1:30 pm | Salle d'arts martiaux / Espace Saint-Antoine

Thurday | 12:30 pm / 1:30 pm | Salle d'arts martiaux / Espace Saint-Antoine
Thurday | 7:30 / 9:30 pm | Dojo Orecchia / Stade Louis II
Friday | 12:30 pm / 1:30 pm | Dojo Orecchia / Stade Louis II
Sunday | 10:00 pm / 11:30 pm | DojoOrecchia / Stade Louis II

 

KIDS' / TEENAGERS' CLASSES | Espace Saint-Antoine

 

Kids' / Teens' classes will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 12th.

 

Kids are welcome from age 8.


Wednesday | 4:30 pm / 5:20 pm & 5:30 pm / 6:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Are you a beginner?

You have all of September to try out Aikido!

Register in October only.

You can join ASMonaco Aikido anytime during the year, from September through to May.

 

 

ANNUAL FEE

 

Adults | 200 euros

Adults who do not live in Monaco or the neighbouring municipalities (Beausoleil, Cap d'Ail, La Turbie, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) or do not work in Monaco | 100 euros

Juniors and seniors (- 18 yo / + 65 yo) | 130 euros

 

 

DOCUMENTS NEEDED

 

1 ID picture

 

1 medical certificate (delivered free of charge at the CENTRE MEDICO-SPORTIF at Stade Louis II; call +377 92 05 41 11 to book an appointment)

 

1 ASM membership form, to download here.

1 fee cheque

 

For administrative info and document sending: ASMonaco Omnisports secretary, 92 05 40 60 – Stade Louis II, organisations' hall, 3rd floor, room 5 (next to the elevator on the right), 7 avenue des Castelans, 98000 Monaco / asm.omnisports@libello.com

 

If you're not finding the info you're looking for on our website, please get in touch at 07 56 89 28 38 or write us here.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP AND FREE SEMINAR ENTRANCE

 

Being an ASMonaco Aikido member gives you free access to all our seminars.

 

BEGINNERS

 

To start practising, a simple judo keiko gi (or « training suit ») will do.

You will need shoes to go from the changing rooms to the tatami (flip-flops will do, then zori or geta) In case you perspire a lot, a handkerchief or small towel (to wear inside the keiko gi).

 

You may use the wooden weapons of the ASMonaco Aikido.

 

 

ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS

 

As you grow in your practice, you may want to get wooden weapons or heavier or lighter keiko gi. Ask your instructors or fellow practitioners for advice.

 

 

WOODEN WEAPONS

 

The Aikido weapons are the bokken (wooden sword), the jo (staff), and the tanto (wooden knife). The jo and tanto are generally a standard size, but the weight and shape of the bokken can vary according to the school (or koryu).

 

What type of bokken should you use?

 

At ASMonaco Aikido, we practice wooden weapons following the teachings of Master Nobuyoshi Tamura. About the bokken, he used to say: "you must be able to cut with a light bokken as if it were heavy. Light bokken are more difficult to use. It is difficult to cut straight with them and they shed light on one's mistakes." (Entretiens avec Tamura senseï, by Léo Tamaki)

 

Aikido is a Japanese martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba.

 

It is a Budo, that is, an art of war; it evolved after WWII to become an art of peace.

 

The pacifying spirit of Aikido impacts the entire practice. The objective is not to destroy the attacker anymore, but to control them. Preserving one's (and the other's) physical integrity while practicing a martial art has become the cornerstone of a new vision. An indelible print that allows Aikido to express its modernity through an instruction that dates back to the 13th century.

 

The technical arsenal is mainly composed of throws and pins against all types of attack, against one or several armed or bare-handed opponents. We also study atemi (punching) and the traditional weapons of Aikido - the bokken (wooden sword), the jo (staff), and the tanto (wooden knife).

 

Regular practice, twice or three times a week, will allow for gradual physical and mental progress. One feels better in one's body and, therefore, in one's mind. There is no competition in Aikido. On the contrary, we learn to tame the belligerent heart. The one facing us, but also the one beating within. In this respect, practice is an incredible revelator of oneself and the others. Aikido is a peaceful breath  of freash air, a moment that becomes yours, a space whose boundaries each of us fixes for ourselves.

 

The suppleness of the body, through its positive effects, will induce a change in one's mind. Conflict will take another shape when fear is overcome. The capacity to protect oneself will influence personal behaviour. Our assessments become more just, rid of superfluous rigidity and shackles, literally and figuratively. One becomes aware of the play of interactions and the subtlety of balances. Starting with the balance that means standing on one's legs. By extension, other balances come into play for other stakes.

 

And so it is with technique in general and art in particular, even a martial one: an eternal renewal in adequacy with a world that never stops. Another balance.

 

At ASMonaco Aikido, we train in a friendly atmosphere, with the utmost respect for one's partners. Pleasure in practice is a capital element, as it spreads to people. All levels are mixed in Aikido: grade holders will apply their technique to a beginner, while taking care of them, keeping in mind the joy and ease of practice. The technique is as fearsome as it is protective. The attacker who receives the technique is never hurt, just totally controlled, thrown, or led and pinned to the ground.

 

In these conditions, everyone can practice Aikido - women, children, men of all ages.

 

We're waiting for you ;)

 

 

Francis Droitcourt, 4th Dan | Shidoin (Chief Instructor) of the Aikikai Foundation Hombu Dojo at ASMonaco Aïkido

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INFO AND SENDING MEMBERSHIP MATERIAL

 

ASMonaco Omnisports administrative secretary: Tel. 92 05 40 60

Stade Louis II - Entrée des associations, 3rd floor, room 5 (next to the elevator, on your right)

 

 

INFO ABOUT PRACTICE

 

If you do not find the info you're looking for about adult classes, kids' classes, class schedule, training gear, etc.,  do not hesitate to give us a call (06 64 54 34 57) or drop us a line @ infos@asm-aikido.com, or through the form below.

 

 

 

 

 

ASMONACO AÏKIDO
ASSOCIATION SPORTIVE DE MONACO - OMNISPORTS
SECTION AÏKIDO
 

Stade Louis II, 7 av. des Castelans, 98000, MONACO

infos@asm-aikido.com  /  07 56 89 28 38