"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
Riviera Seminar 2022 with Patrick and Miles @ College D’Etraz, Montreux, Switzerland
Jun 3 @ 18:30 – Jun 6 @ 13:30
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Connecting With the Polarization in Our World

June 3-5, Montreux Switzerland.


Join Miles Kessler and Patrick Cassidy as they reopen the exploration into the Art of Aikido and our human experience.  This year after the pandemic, finding our world, our culture and often ourselves, experiencing such deep polarizations, it was decided to dedicate this Riviera Seminar to exploring our experience of polarization.  By using the art of Aikido as model of our way to meet the world, we will invite a communal exploration of the polarization that we are currently facing both as individuals and as a collective.  You are invited to join us in this hands on, heart open, and mind engaged process through the art of Aikido.


Find all the information and registration in the offcial wesite:


Don’t forget to check our special one-day event on Monday 6th, Stepping up to a new level, before registering.

Stepping up to a new level @ Aikido Montreux
Jun 6 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Stepping up to a new level @ Aikido Montreux

Stepping up to a new level

one-day event

Following the Riviera Seminar is our one-day experiential event open to all and dedicated to using contemplation, movement and dialogue to discover new perspectives.  This year we will open the process to looking at what might be next for us as conscious beings.  How do we access a new level capable of meeting the ever-changing landscape of life?  By opening ourselves up to a sincere inquiry into this question and others, the event can be an opportunity for deep discovery and a catalyst for a new direction.


Find all the information and registration in the official website:


Don’t forget to check out the Riviera Seminar event before registering

Aikido Seminar in Arnhem, Holland with Patrick @ Aikido in Arnhem
Jul 1 @ 19:30 – Jul 3 @ 14:00
Aikido Seminar in Arnhem, Holland with Patrick @ Aikido in Arnhem

Join Patrick in his first visit to Arnhem, Holland, for an inspiring Aikido Seminar.

The theme: Alignment with Ourselves

Please visit the official website to learn all about this event!

Aikido seminar with Patrick Cassidy

Valais Retreat with Patrick @ Hotel-Pension Beau-Site
Jul 15 @ 18:00 – Jul 17 @ 14:00
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Join Patrick for our annual Aikido and Yoga exploration in the beautiful Beau Site hotel in the Swiss alps.

More information including prices and schedule coming soon.

For pre-inscription and info please contact us here:


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.