English Information

Welcome to Aikido Leiden!

All classes given at Aikido Centrum Leiden will proceed as usual.

In all dressingrooms will be extra handwashing materials present (soap and paper towels). Please use them!

 The last info on the virus (from the official dutch newschannel NOS:


De antwoorden op jouw coronavragen – https://nos.nl/collectie/13833

On this page you will find a summary of the information found on our website. If you have any questions, please contact Marc Jongsten (dojo-cho) m.jongsten@gmail.com/06-29518441 or Godelieve Smeenk (international liaisons) godelieve.smeenk@gmail.com. Godelieve has spent several years as an expat and is familiar with finding your way around in a new environment and community.

The Spring Seminar will be held march 28th and 29 th in the dojo of ACL. This year we wil have a guestteacher: Wim van Gils (6th dan) from Belgium. Here is the dutch poster, an English version is on it’s way.

Nationale Lenteschool 2020

The Aikido community is an international one. The philosophy/worldview of harmony and friendship allows aikidoka from all over the world to participate in aikido practice wherever their journey takes them. In Aikido it is very common to have several nationalities on the tatami at once. You may find the same here at Aikido Leiden, people from Hungary, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Japan, Kazachstan, England, China and Poland are currently practicing in our dojo.
Classes will be conducted partly in English and additional information in English can be provided when needed. As in this article about the use of the word “Path” or “Way” as a metaphor.

The metaphor of the Path and the Art of Living EN
Or this one about the “Art of Living”

The Art of Living EN

We will do our best to make you feel at home during your stay in our dojo. Welcome again and hope to see you soon on the tatami!

For more info or membership:

Naam (Verplicht)

Email adres(verplicht)

Onderwerp (verplicht)



Timeschedule Leiden
Day Time Activity Teacher
Monday 18.30 – 19.30 Aikido youth
  19.30 – 20.30 Aikido beginners Marc
  20.30 – 22.00 Aikido advanced
Tuesday 19.00 – 20.00 Aikido beginners Marc/Anita
  20.30 – 21.30 Chi Kung (downstairs) Marc
Wednesday 19.00 – 20.00 Tai Chi beginners
  20.00 – 21.00 Aikido beginners Marc
  21.00 – 22.00 Aikido advanced
Thursday 19.00 – 20.00 Chi Kung (upstairs) Marc
  20.00 – 21.00 Aikido beginners Marc
  21.00 – 22.00 Aikido advanced
Friday 18.45 – 20.00 Tai Chi (downstairs) Marc
  21.30 – 22.30 Aikido Free Practice
App groep by Caspar


Saturday 09.00 – 10.00 Chi Kung (upstairs) Marc
  10.30 – 11.30 Sword
  11.30 – 12.45 Aikido