Aikido Cork Open Centre
Aikido Cork Open Centre

Phone: 085-764 2423


Books - Articles - Wisdom

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

The legendary late Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing
Cheng Man-ch'ing
Yang Style History
T'ai Chi Ch'uan History/Lineage


Books about T'ai Chi Ch'uan

  • Cheng, Man-ch'ing
    Thirteen Chapters on T'ai Chi Ch'uan- Cheng-Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan
  • Cheng, Man-ch'ing with Mark Hennessy
    Master of Five Excellences
  • Cheng, Man-ch'ing with Robert W. Smith
    T'ai Chi: The Supreme Ultimate
  • Lowenthal, Wolfe
    There Are No Secrets: Professor Cheng Man Ch'ing and His T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Other Relevant Books


Articles about T'ai Chi Ch'uan in medical, scientific & business publications:


"The only cure for materialism is the cleansing of the six senses
(eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind).
If the senses are clogged, one's perception is stifled.
The more it is stifled, the more contaminated the senses become.
This creates disorder in the world, and that is the greatest evil of all.
Polish the heart, free the six senses and let them function without obstruction,
and your entire body and soul will glow."

Morihei Ueshiba - Founder of Aikido


"The Truth will make you free."


"Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God."

A Course in Miracles

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."

Indira Gandhi

"Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it."

Thomas Fuller

"When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it."

Sigmund Freud

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

George Eliot



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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