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SCHEDULE OF TRAININGS

Monday 18:15 - 19:15 ч.
Tuesday 18:15 - 19:15 ч.
Thursday 18:15 - 19:15 ч.
* Bring a appropriate sportswear, flip flops and good mood!
WITHOUT AGE RESTRICTIONS

“…The purpose of Aikido is not to fight and defeat an enemy, but to fight and defeat your own aggressive instincts. The strength of Aikido is not in muscular force, but in flexibility, timing, control, and modesty. Be aware of your limitations.

Everyone has different physical abilities and reasons for study. These must be respected. True Aiki is the proper and flexible application of technique appropriate to any changing situation. It is your responsibility to cause no injury to your training partner or yourself

It is the moral responsibility of each student never to use Aikido technique to harm another person or as a way to display his or her ego. It is a tool to develop a better society through the character development of the individual.

There will be no power struggles within the dojo. The dojo membership is one family and the secret of Aikido is harmony.”

Aikido and the Harmony of Nature / Mitsugi Saotome\

 

Aikido is a Japanese martial art invented and developed at the beginning of the XXth century by Morihei Ueshiba \1883-1969\, who developed and synthesized Aikido from the various martial arts he studied.

Aikido is one of the most complex and sophisticated martial arts - an effective doctrine for development, integration, and harmonization of all human strength. The methods of Aikido give the opportunity for development and perfection of individual's physical, mental and spiritual values.

Aikido is a means of reconciliation, of protection, of self-improvement, not a means of gaining physical and technical superiority over other human beings. This is a way of life and self-development, not a way to achieve life goals with attack and aggression.

Aikido means a method or path (DO) for coordination and harmony (AI) of mental energy (KI). Therefore, the meaning of the word Aikido is: A way to achieve harmony between physical and spiritual energy.

The Japanese origin of martial arts is the source of the ideals of conservation and care for nature; for respect for others and for oneself.

 
About us

Aikido Club Sophia, Rei Wa Kan Dojo

Aikido Club Sophia was established in 2019 by the instructors Daniel Ivanov - II Dan Aikikai and Rumyana Ivanova - II Dan Aikikai. The club is a member of Aikido Kobayashi Dojo Bulgaria. The club received the name Rei Wa Kan Dojo in 2019 from Hiroaki Kobayashi - VII Dan Aikikai.

Goals of Aikido Club Sophia

1. Spreading of Aikido among a wide range of people
Aikido can be practiced in free time by anyone, without restrictions on gender, age, physique, etc.

2. Work with children and adolescents
This is one of the essential activities of the club. Children learn how to use their bodies and confidently interact with each other. In a fascinating way and through many games, they learn Aikido techniques, which helps them develop their concentration, coordination and orientation. The main goal of working with teenagers is to cope physically, mentally and emotionally with the challenges of adolescence. Through the principles, techniques and philosophy of Aikido, they acquire and improve their confidence and develop their physical and mental abilities. Aikido develops creativity and the ability to solve various life problems.

3. Training
Conducting the training activity is carried out according to the methodology of teaching, testing and assessment of Aikido Kobayashi Dojo - Japan. The original methodology was developed and implemented by Yazuo Kobayashi - Soshihan VIII Dan and was further developed by his son Hiroaki Kobayashi - Shihan VII Dan.

4. Participation in Aikido seminars and demonstrations
The participation in the theoretical and practical seminars aims to acquaint the trainees with the skills and experience of the great masters.

Aikido Kobayashi Dojo

Aikido Kobayashi Dojo is an organization founded by Yasuo Kobayashi soshihan (principal shihan) in April 1969 in Kodaira, Tokyo.
With the ideal of spreading aikido to many, they strive to instruct aikido to many.
Also, the uchideshi (live-in training) program of the dojo fosters many aikido instructors.


Their activity is not limited in Japan: periodically dispatch instructors overseas, accept trainees from inside and outside of Japan, and arrange Musubi fund (a scholarship program for trainees from foreign countries) to support trainee financially.


In 1986, Aikido Kobayashi Dojo was awarded by Japan Budo Council at Budokan for excellency.
They were the first to be awarded as a private organization.
As of August 2003, we have about 120 affiliated and directly controlled places for training.
Kodaira dojo in the suburb of Tokyo as the center, the places for training spread in Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba and more.


The countries Kobayashi Dojo periodically dispatch instructors include the United States, Canada, Russia, Argentine, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Poland, Burgaria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Greece, Iran, South Korea, Taiwan, and Austraria.

Aikido practices develop in us

1
COORDINATION
2
CONCENTRATION
3
SELF-DISCIPLINE
4
SPEED
5
ADEQUACY
6
RESPECT
 

OUR INSTRUCTORS

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DANIEL IVANOV

Sensei II Dan

Sensei Daniel Ivanov started training Aikido in 2007 in Aikido Club "Slavia" - Sofia, under the leadership of Sensei Nikolay Petkov - V Dan Aikikai (president and chief instructor of Aikido Club "Slavia").

 On May 17, 2015 he earned I Dan Aikikai, tested by Shihan Hiroaki Kobayashi - VII Dan, Shihan Urban Aldenklint - VII Dan and Sensei Nikolai Petkov - VI Dan.

On May 14, 2017 he earned II Dan Aikikai, tested by Shihan Hiroaki Kobayashi - VII Dan and Sensei Nikolai Petkov - Vl Dan.

In 2018 completed postgraduate qualification specialty "Aikido Coach" at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski", Sofia.

He has participated in international seminars in Japan, Hungary, Sweden, Germany and Greece.

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RUMYANA IVANOVA

Sensei II Dan

Sensei Rumyana Ivanova started training Aikido in 2007 in Aikido Club "Slavia" - Sofia, under the leadership of Sensei Nikolay Petkov - V Dan Aikikai (president and chief instructor of Aikido Club "Slavia").

On May 17, 2015 she earned I Dan Aikikai, tested by Shihan Hiroaki Kobayashi - VII Dan, Shihan Urban Aldenklint - VII Dan and Sensei Nikolai Petkov - VI Dan.

On Nov. 15, 2017 she earned II Dan Aikikai, tested by Shihan Hiroaki Kobayashi - VII Dan and Sensei Nikolai Petkov - Vl Dan.

In 2018 completed postgraduate qualification specialty "Aikido Coach" at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski", Sofia.

She has participated in international seminars in Japan, Hungary, Sweden, Germany.

 

Contacts

0876 345 656
aikido@sophia.com
Shipka Str. 34