Our teaching team (from the left to the right):
Carlos (1st Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Andy (3rd Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Stefanie (2nd Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Ulli (6th Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Meret, Gerd (4th Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Karin (2nd Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Kai (3rd Dan BDAL) and Michael (2nd Dan Aikikai Tokyo)
Our team focuses on diversity and the supportive coexistence. Therefore, the beginning teachers are given conscious teaching responsibility as an integral part of their development.
The team from left to right, Carlos (1st Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Andi (3rd Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Stefanie (1st Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Ulli (6th Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Meret, Gerd (4th Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Karin (2nd Dan Aikikai Tokyo), Kai (3rd Dan BDAL) and Michael (2nd Dan Aikikai Tokyo).
Here two statements (next will follow soon)
Ulli Kubetzek, 6th Dan Aikikai Tokyo
Kai Gellien, 3rd Dan Aikido
“Our essence of movement is revealed when we give our natural body intelligence adequate space.”
Ulli Kubetzek started Aikido training in 1987.
In the eighties he was particularly influenced by Jean-Luc
Subileau and in the nineties by Seishiro Endo Shihan. During this time Ulli has developed his friendship with Jan Nevelius Shihan, who since then has always been a source of inspiration for
He feels especially connected to his students. Some of them have trained with him for over a decade, are teachers themselves and run their own dojos.
Kai Gellien started Aikido in 1984. After initially having been influenced by Jean-Luc Subileau and Jacques Bonemaison, in the early 2000s
Jan Nevelius Shihan became a major influence.
He is currently inspired by Takeshi Yamashima Shihan in particular.
The mutual rejoice in the movement on an equal exchange is important to him.
The dojo Aikido Frankfurt was founded in 1990 and does not belong to a fixed style. In fact this dojo rather unites Aikido styles of different movements and nations.
Through contact oriented and respectful practice, we explore the essence of Aikido together. We consciously focus on "this way" and "another way" instead of "right" or "wrong" and develop by exchange and encounter.
Therefore we are influenced by different personalities such as Seishiro Endo Shihan, from Saku (Japan), Jan Nevelius Shihan, from Stockholm (Sweden) and Jean-Luc Subileau, from Niort (France), who for decades have been supporting our dojo and teachers.