Aikido Cork Open Centre
Aikido Cork Open Centre

Phone: 085-764 2423


Testing Requirements - Aikido Book AuthorsJapanese Budo EquipmentTraining's Tools - Videos - Aiki Wisdom

Communication through Sight, Sound and Touch
Master the Art of Observing
Find Your Centre

Aikido Moral Code
Aikido is a way.
There is commitment and there is obligation.
Do not use or misuse the Art of Aikido.
Study carefully, honestly and humbly.
Respect your Seniors.
Take care of your Juniors.
- Seiichi Sugano Shihan 8th Dan 

Testing Requirements
ASU Training Handbook
ASU Yudansha Preparation Handbook
IAF Anti-Doping Policy

Books on Aikido
Dobson, Terry
Gleason, William

Homma, Gaku
Leonard, Gegorge
O'Connor, Greg
Palmer, Wendy
Perry, Susan
Ratti, Oscar
Saito, Morihiro
Saotome, Mitsugi
Shioda, Gozu
Stevens, John
Strozzi Heckler, Richard
Tohei, Koichi
Ueshiba, Kisshomaru
Ueshiba, Morihei
Ueshiba, Moriteru
Wiley, Carol
Yamada, Yoshimitsu

Japanese Budo Equipment
Nine Circles - UK
Aikido 24 

Training Tools


Ikeda, Hiroshi
- Za
- Iriminage
- Buki Weapons
- Koshinage
- Suwariwaza

Ledyard, George
- Basic Priciples of the Sword & Saotome's Kumitachi 1-6
- The Kumitachi of Saotome Sensei 6-12
- Entries

Saotome, Mitsugi
- Misogi
- Oyo Henka
- Principles of Aikido
- Staff of Aikido
- Sword of Aikido
- Takemusu Aikido
- Two Swords of Aikido

Sugano, Seiichi
- Between Heaven and Earth

Waite, Donovan
- Aikido 3D Trainings System
- Ukemi 1
- Ukemi 2

Yamada, Yoshimitsu
- The Power and Basics 1
- The Power and Basics 2
- The Power and Basics 3


"Consider the ebb and flow of the tide.
When waves come to strike the shore,
they crest and fall, creating a sound.
Your breath should follow the same pattern,
absorbing the entire universe in your belly with each inhalation.
Know that we all have access to four treasures:
the energy of the sun and moon, the breath of heaven,
the breath of earth, and the ebb and flow of the tide."

Morihei Ueshiba - Founder of Aikido


Technical Director Aikido:
Philippe Gouttard Sensei, Shihan (7th Dan)
Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan

Chief Instructor and Dojo-cho:
Detlef Decker Sensei, 5th Dan
Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan

The Cork Open Centre is a holistic learning Centre offering affordable ongoing evening classes, full-day and weekend workshops, and advanced training in Aikido, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Hanmi Buddhism and Reiki.

Budo by Hiroshi Ikeda

Budo by Hiroshi Ikeda

The Cork Open Centre admits students of any race, colour, age, gender, and sexual preference to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities that are available to all members. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in our educational and admissions policies. Minimum age requirement for attending Aikido classes is 16 years and for T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Chi Kung (Qigong) classes is 18 years of age. 



Ai - Love by Hiroshi Ikeda


"The Art of Peace"

Study how water flows in a valley
stream, smoothly and freely
between the rocks. Also learn from
holy books and wise people.
Everything - even mountains,
rivers, plants and trees -
should be your teacher.


Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

T'ai Chi Ch'uan 
"The Supreme Ultimate"

Knowing others is intelligence,
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength,
Mastering yourself is true power.




At least for today: 

Don't get angry.
Don't be grievous.
Express your thanks.
Be diligent in your business.
Be kind to others. 

For improvement of mind and body.
Usui Reiki Ryoho.

The Founder
Mikao Usui 


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