Freeform Aikido – East London

Last night I had the pleasure of training freeform aikido in East London with these guys.

They do aikido in a freeform way as a movement art rather than martial art. I really enjoyed it and there was a lot of crossover with Original Play and Paul Linden’s work. The emphasis on expression, intuition, sensitivity and presence in aikido was refreshing. Paradoxically, this dancelike freeform aikido training is also of great benefit from martial perspective as it teaches aiki in its purest form, and a great workout to boot.

If you can get yourself to New Cross East London check them out.


  1. Tom