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The real Budo is love toward protecting (giving protection) of all beings in a spirit of reconciliation. Reconciliation" (to reach a consensus, rapprochement) is to allow everyone to realize his mission.


I would like the wise and delicate in its essence people to hearken unto the voice of Aikido. Not to correct others but to rectify themselves - their own mind and way of thinking. This is Aikido.


Aikido - this is not resistance. Since it is not resisted, it has always won.


Since the word "ai" (harmony) is like the word "ai" (love) I decided to call my original "Budo" Aikido, although the word "aiki" is an ancient. The word that was used by warriors in the past is completely different from the one I use.


"Aiki" is not a technique which to use to fight the enemy and to win. This is the Path (approach) to make peace with the world and to build with other human beings one family.


The secret of Aikido lies on harmonizing oneself with the movement of the world and to bring ourselves to agree with the world itself. The one who has gained the secret of Aikido has the world in himself and can say, "I am the world."


Those who tend to create turmoil and conflicts would be defeated in the very beginning.


I've never been defeated, as has been quick the attack enemy. But this has been not because my attack has been proved faster than that of enemy. This is not question of the velocity (speed) in this case. The battle has done over before it begins.


When an enemy tries to fight with me, with my world, he should break (destroy) the harmony of the world. Therefore, the moment in which he decides to fight me, he is already defeated. There is no measure for the time - fast or slow.


Those who do not agree by the fact would not be in harmony with the world. Their Budo is Budo of the destruction. This is not creative Budo.


Nikolay Petkov
Sofia,1 Koloman Street,
Slavia Sports Complex,
wrestling hall


GSM: 0898 561 130
Nikolay Petkov
Nikolay Petkov


Aikido Club Slavia - About the club


Aikido Club Slavia was founded in 1995 with President and Chief instructorNikolay Marinov Petkov VI DanAikikai . Since 1997 to 2007 the Club was a member of Bulgarian Aikido Association as well as of International Aikido Association.

Aikido Club Slavia is a member ofUnited sports club Slaviaand is the official representative ofAikido Kobayashi Dojofor Bulgaria . The Club received the nameKeidokan Dojoin 2002 from Sato Sensei - VI Dan .

TheMissionof Aikido Club Slavia is to popularize the Japan martial art Aikido , created by Morihei Ueshiba, to develop and apply the ideas of the morals, the harmony between spirit and body of human being, following the rules and laws of the Nature.

Aikido Club Slavia build the foundations of it's goals on the principlesofTruth, Love, Fairnessand Achievement of social, physical and spiritual progress trough continues development of the individual person.

The main goalsof Aikido Club Slavia are as follows:
  1. Imposing the Club as a general centre for dissemination of the knowledge and mastering of Aikido Kobayashi Dojo ( Japan ) in Bulgaria .Aikido Club Slavia is one of the major centers of knowledge, trainings and Aikido popularization in Bulgaria , and via Aikido Kobayashi Dojo - approach the full mastering and perfection of the physical, mental and spiritual values of the individual person under the system ofKobayashi Yasuo Shihan VIII DanandKobayashi Hiroaki Shihan VI Dan.

  2. Dissemination of Aikido among large circle of people. Every individual person could train Aikido , nevertheless the sex, age or personal physical accomplishment.

  3. Work with children and teenagers. This is one of the major activities of the Club. The children teaches together how to use their body's and confidently to communicate and interrelate between themselves. In a fascinating way, using a large palette of Aikido games they learn the Aikido techniques and develop their concentration, coordination and orientation. The main goal in the work with youths is to manage physically, mentally and emotionally the stress and challenges of teen aging life. Trough the principles, techniques and the philosophy of Aikido they acquire and improve their assurance and develop largely physical and mental capabilities.

  4. Participating in Aikido seminars. One of the main instruments used in Aikido are the seminars. The main goal of the theoretical and practical seminars is to present the students the mastery and experience of great Aikido masters. Further on, trough participating in seminars the students acquire stronger experience, deeper knowledge and better understanding of Aikido.


Aikido Club Slavia organized trainings, based on the methodology on teaching and assessment of Aikido Kobayashi Dojo. The original methodology was created and implemented in practice byKobayashi Yasuo - Shihan VIII Danand currently developing byKobayashi Hiroaki Shihan VI Dan.

The trainings are organized in the Sports Complex Slavia, in the wrestling hall, on the following address: Sofia, 1 Koloman Str. (near Hotel Champion).

Beginners and advanced
X X X 20.00 - 21.30
X X 20.00 - 21.30
X 8.30 - 10.30
X 11.00 - 12.30

The training hall is equipped with air-condoners, changing room, showers, and cover all requirements for effective trainings.

Certificates and Diplomas

The trained students have to pass Kyu test and Dan test to defense a grade in Aikido. The possessors of Kyu grade honors aCertificate. The possessors of Dan grade honorsDiplomaissued by Aikikai Foundation, World Aikido Office , Japan .


Monday - 20:00 - 21:30
Wednesday - 20:00 - 21:30
Friday - 20:00 - 21:30


Tuesday - 20:00 - 21:30
Thursday - 20:00 - 21:30
Saturday -11:00 -12:30


Saturday - 8:30 - 10:30


Aikido Club Sofia
Dimitrios Gramatikopoulos - 5 Dan

Sofia, 9 - 10.03.2024

9-th Children's Aikido seminar
Aikido Kobayashi Dojo Bulgaria instructors
Promotion test for Kyu

Sofia, 23.03.2024

Kenjutsu Workshop
Sofia, 17.04.2024

International Aikido Seminar
Masuda Manabu- Shihan - VII Dan

Belgrade, 10 - 12.05.2024

15-th International Aikido Seminar
Masuda Manabu- Shihan - VII Dan

Sofia, 17 - 19.05.2024

Promotion test for Kyu in
Aikido Kobayashi Dojo - Bulgaria

Sofia, 31.05.2024

9-th National Matial Arts Festival
Katsu Jin Ken

Kostinbrod, 2024

14-th International Aikido Seminar "Autumn-2024"
Aikido Kobayashi Dojo Bulgaria instructors

Sofia, 25 - 27.10.2024

10-th Children's Aikido seminar
Aikido Kobayashi Dojo Bulgaria instructors
Promotion test for Kyu

Sofia, 23.11.2024

Promotion test for Kyu in
Aikido Kobayashi Dojo Bulgaria

Sofia, 11.12.2024

Christmas demonstration of Aikido Kobayashi Dojo Bulgaria
Sofia, 23.12.2024

Aikido Kobayashi Dojo
Annual schedule - 2024

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