"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
Aikido Dojo Alpen 15th anniversary!!! @ Aikido Dojo Alpen
Oct 1 @ 19:00 – Oct 3 @ 13:00
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15 years of Aikido in Alpen!


Come celebrate this big anniversary in the warm and welcoming dojo that Josef and Heidrum have created during all these years. Meet the friendly and commited community and enjoy and evolve with an inspiring seminar by Patrick this October.


When: from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of October 2021

Where: Friday and Sunday at Aikido Dojo Alpen, Weseler Str. 12; 46519 Alpen

Saturday (possibly) at Grundschulturnhalle Alpen: Zum Wald 16, 46519 Alpen

Prices: 90€ (three days); 30€ (Friday or Sunday); 60€ (Only Saturday)


It is possible to sleep at the dojo, please contact Josef and Heidrun for organization.

For more information and registration contact this email:


Evolving through Movement with Kristie and Patrick @ Mû association
Oct 18 @ 10:00 – Oct 22 @ 17:00
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Join Kirstie Simson and Patrick Cassidy in a wonderful adventure within dance contact and Aikido

Kristie and Patrick are opening up a Zoom meeting on Sunday 29th August to ptresent the seminar and the themes we will work on.

In order to join the call please ask for the link to this email address:


When: Monday 18th to Friday 22nd October, 2021

Schedule: Every day from 10h to 17h (5 hours per day)

Where: Re.sources, Lieu Dit La Moronie 63600 Valcivières (FR)

Price and registration: find in this pdf file the registration form (page 7) and send it to the spacified email address.


Following this link you will find all the information you need regarding content, the facilitators, the locations, the registration and the payments. We invite you to take a few minutes and learn about this unique event.

Seminar in Belgium with Patrick @ Kokoro Dojo
Oct 29 @ 19:30 – Nov 1 @ 00:00
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First International Aikido Seminar in Belgium with Patrick Cassidy


Jo Theys is a dear member of the EAC teachers. This year he’s happy to open his dojo and his heart to host Patrick and welcome us all to join the first international seminar.


Where: Mannenberg 52/1, 3270 Scherpenheuvel, België

When: from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st October, 2021

Price: 20€ for Friday, 40€ for Saturday, 35€ for Sunday

More Information: Please check the flyer and the oficial website of Kokoro Aikido Dojo

For more precise information and registration please Contact Jo Theys at

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.