"a wonderful perspective that challenges us to meet aggression with harmony, and see it as an opportunity to evolve"

Youth program

"We strive to introduce the elements of harmonious interaction, creative conflict resolution, and positive confidence in oneself"


"a process of self-discovery and exploration beyond what we think we already know"


"Within the framework of Aikido training, yoga, meditation and discussion the uchideshi steps on a path of their own self discovery and self expression, freeing themselves from conditioned patterns."


"it is possible to discover a natural state of being, free from the definitions of personal history, limited self image, and future projection"


Thank you for visiting us here, we are a full time Aikido dojo located in Montreux, Switzerland.

We are committed to being a support for the awakening, transformation and evolution of the human individual, our society and the global community.
By offering the path of Aikido, the practice of Yoga, and the approach of Meditation, Aikido Montreux aims to give the student the clear perspective, skills and techniques for self discovery and transformation. The program places the emphasis on bringing this development into all levels of life and community, integrating these new experiences into who we are and how we live.
Upcoming events
The Emerging Body @ Collège d’Etraz
Apr 14 @ 19:00 – Apr 16 @ 14:00
The Emerging Body @ Collège d’Etraz

The Emerging Body: Moving with Life Kirstie Simson, Bruno Caverna and Patrick Cassidy

Friday to Sunday, April 14th-16th, 2023

Montreux, Switzerland

With Kirstie Simson, Bruno Caverna, and Patrick Cassidy

Come and join us for an exploration of the intelligence of the body in movement.  We are hosting three innovative and inspired facilitators:  Kirstie Simson, Contact Improv dancer, Bruno Caverna, Play Fight teacher, and Patrick Cassidy, Aikido 6th dan.  We invite you to participate in a weekend event in the beautiful region of the Swiss Riviera, in the city of Montreux.   The theme for the weekend is “The Emerging Body”.   We will be opening a moving investigation of ourselves in relationship with another.  The investigation will be in the areas of creativity, healing, wisdom, power and compassion.  Come and join us for an exploration without boundaries where everyone with a body is welcome.

Limited to 60 participants

Fee:  Early registration (before Jan 31) 170 CHF, (after Jan 31) 200 CHF



Check out also our follow up event on Monday 17th:

Going deeper: Who am I?

Going deeper: Who am I (follow up of The Emerging Body) @ Aikido Montreux
Apr 17 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Going deeper: Who am I (follow up of The Emerging Body) @ Aikido Montreux

Going deeper:  Who am I?

Following the explorations from The Emerging Body

Monday, April 17th, 2023

Aikido Montreux dojo
Montreux, Switzerland

We have included a special event following our weekend for a deeper inquiry into the nature of who we are.  We will be including contemplation, movement, meditation, and dialogue as ways to open a channel for a deeper experience of self in all of its dimensions.

Kirstie, Bruno and Patrick will collaborate together to co-create an event that can transport everyone together.

Limited to 30 participants (priority will be given to weekend workshop participants)

Early registration (before Jan 31) 80 CHF, (after Jan 31) 110 CHF

For Both Events: 

Early registration (before Jan 31) 230 CHF, (after Jan 31) 290 CHF

Aikido Swiss Friendship Seminar @ Aikido Sursee
Apr 29 @ 08:00 – Apr 30 @ 14:00
Aikido Swiss Friendship Seminar @ Aikido Sursee

Join Patrick, Peter and many more Aikido teachers from Switzerland in this amazing event!

Four Swiss Aikido association get together to celebrate the art and friendship.

All the information you need to join and contact information in the official website. Don’t miss it!

Aikido Seminar in Klardof with Patrick @ Sportheim Klardorf
May 5 @ 19:00 – May 7 @ 14:30
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Join Patrick in his annual visit to Klardof, Germany.

Please visit the official website or contact Jochen for more information and registration.

Riviera Seminar 2023 @ College D’Etraz
May 26 @ 19:00 – May 29 @ 15:30
Riviera Seminar 2023 @ College D’Etraz

Join Patrick Cassidy and Miles Kessler on their annual Aikido exploration.

This year’s theme is

Integrating Wisdom, Love and Power

Find all the information for the event on the official website here:

ATTENTION!! The early registration price expires on April 1st, 2023.


Don’t miss out the special Online Community Dialog in preparation for the seminar:

Topic: What is the Nature of Wisdom, Love and Power?

Time: Mar 26, 2023 06:30 PM Zurich

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 839 6999 9829

Passcode: 265024

What others say about us:

Our instructors

Patrick Cassidy
Patrick Cassidy
6th Dan / Head instructor
Durward Burell
Durward Burell
5th Dan / Yoga instructor
Mitchy Ogata
Mitchy Ogata
3rd Dan / Yoga instructor
Marie-Aude Mayor
Marie-Aude Mayor
3rd Dan / Yoga instructor


Don’t hesitate to contact us here at Aikido Montreux with your questions and comments. We are in the midst of creating a new internet presence and your patience is appreciated. We are excited by our new evolution and are looking forward to a creatively expressing our work in new ways.