5 April {Tuesday}

Wrocław Aikikai Dojo, ul. Hubska 20

Aikido – Enemy as a Partner

Workshop with Piotr Masztalerz, with guest Tsuruzo Miyamoto Shihan

 Tue–Thu 5–7 April 2016, 10:00–12:30

Wrocław Aikikai Dojo, ul. Hubska 20

The workshop will be conducted in English

 Contact and application

Please email your completed application form by 28 March 2016 to Justyna Rodzińska-Nair at Please include in the subject of the email ‘BodyConstitution workshops’ followed by the name of the chosen workshop. The number of places is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Fee: 60 EUR

Please wear comfortable clothes (tracksuit bottoms and T-shirt).

Aikido – Enemy as a Partner

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art with roots in Japanese swordsmanship and close combat (jujutsu). Its hallmarks are beautiful dance-like movements and close contact with the partner. Basic techniques include throws, locks and pins. Aikido training also involves the use of weapons such as sticks and knives. The goal is to bring the attacker under control by redirecting or neutralising their energy. Aikido is not competitive, training is an end in itself. It can be practised by everyone, regardless of age, sex, physical ability or health status.

Piotr Masztalerz

Piotr Masztalerz has a degree in history but works as an aikido teacher. He has studied aikido since 1988. He has trained under Daniel Brunner (Switzerland), Minoru Kanetsuka (UK), Gabriel Valibouse (France) and Juba Nour (2007). He also studied under Kazuo Chiba in San Diego for a year. Piotr is a shidoin (6th dan). He is the founder and head instructor at Aikikai Dojo in Wrocław. He has had thousands of students across Poland, including at the Wrocław University of Technology, the University of Wrocław, ZSA in Włocław and the Grotowski Institute.

Tsuruzo Miyamoto Shihan

Tsuruzo Miyamoto Shihan was born in 1953. He started aikido in 1971, at 18, when he entered the University of Fukuoka. For the next four years he trained under Suganuma Mamoru Sensei, who was a delegate instructor of the Aikikai. He ensei trained at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo under Ueshiba Kisshomaru Doshu from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. He is a 7th dan and senior instructor at the Aikikai Hombu. He has held seminars in several countries including the USA, Israel, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, Poland and the UK.