English Information

What is Aikido?

Aikido is a highly developed martial art form based on standardized principles. It has been developed in the 20th century by Morihei Ueshiba in Japan.

The Teacher

Dr. Bodo Rödel (born 1971), 6th dan Aikikai, has been practicing Aikido since he was 16 years old. Since 1993 he has been a student of one of the worldwide leading masters in Aikido – Christian Tissier Shihan, 8th dan.
Since 1999 he has been passing on his knowledge in the Aikido-Schule Bodo Rödel in Cologne/Germany and in national and international week-end seminars. His instruction is based on a modern, well-thougt out and dynamic form of Aikido.

„Aikido is the constant search for the ideal technique. The longer you practise, the deeper this search will go and the better you will understand how demanding and exciting aikido actually is. The fascinating moment thereby lies in the possibility of constant self-development. One important factor here is teaching and learning the fundamental basic techniques, the other is understanding the basic learning process which the attacker and the defender are undergoing while acting with each other against each other.
After all, the pleasure you take in the movements, the exchange and the contact with other people are also important components of the communicative aspect in Aikido.“

Dr. Bodo Rödel, 6th dan aikikai

More Informations

Bodo Rödel is teaching
Monday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. and 7 p.m.-8 p.m. (Aikido) and 8 p.m.-8.30 p.m. (weapons)
Thursday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. and 7 p.m.-8 p.m. (Aikido)

New address: Neusser Str. 26, 50670 Köln


Dr. Bodo Rödel wrote several books about Aikido. The latest was translated in Englisch: Aikido – The Basics. You can take a look on it here on amazon.com.
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