„This intensity, this trust in each other, engage with each other just for one week:
wonderful feelings outside in the nature with bokken, full concentration, amazons, women warriors, ambassadors of peace.”
Aikido is still a quite unknown japanese martial art. This is not surprising. Aikido was developed in the 20th - Century by the Japanese grand master O sensei Ueshiba, which spread out in Germany after the arrival of the Japanese Asai posted in Germany in 1965. And this was mainly among men. The feminists of the seventies/eighties in Germany mainly practiced Karate, Jiu Jiutsu, Wendo and self-defense. Women in aikido were scarce and even more so were the women who were advanced and could instruct.
It was extraordinary to find a class with a female instructor in a women's group. But they existed. Although there were no courses for women.