Aikido Cork Open Centre
Aikido Cork Open Centre

Phone: 085-764 2423


Resources - Study Resources

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

The Buddha taught his followers to recall and recite the 
Five Remembrances every day:
"- I am of the nature to grow old.  There is no way to escape growing old.
- I am of the nature to have ill health.  There is no way to escape having ill health.
- I am of the nature to die.  There is no way to escape death.
- All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change.
There is no way to escape being separated from them.
- My actions are my only true belongings.  I cannot escape the
consequences of my actions.  My actions are the ground upon which I stand."





I duly initiated my students as authorised therapists of the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing.  All may hold the title and right of Third Degree or Reiki Master.  My Reiki lineage traces back to Dr. Mikao Usui and includes Dr. Chujiro HayashiHawayo TakataRev. Beth Grey, Rev. Arlene Green, and my teacher Rev. Wilma Donald.


Dr. Mikao Usui             Hawayo Takata      Dr. Chujiro Hayashi



Animal Reiki Source

The International Center for Reiki Training

Reiki - Wikipedia

The Reiki Alliance

Reiki Association of Ireland

The Reiki Association U.K.

Reiki Federation Ireland

Reiki Internet Resource Links

Reiki Resources

Usui Shiki Ryoho


Study Resources

Dalai Lama

Swami Sivananda








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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