Budo is a Japanese word and simply said it is the collective name for Japanese martial arts. Current budo emphasizes overall human development.

Budo consists of the 2 Japanese characters Bu and Do.

  • Bu literally means stopping the sword, which means stop the fighting mind, your enemy’s fighting mind and ultimately your own fighting mind.
  • Do means in daily life.

Aikido is a form of budo, and helps you experience the natural unity of body and mind.

Martijn van Hemmen is trained by the Japanese Aikido master Koretoshi Maruyama. He teaches Aikido classes, seminars, workshops and coaching in The Netherlands and abroad and goes every year to Japan for further education.