Residential Gasshuku “Spiritual Teachings of Aikido”

The Founder's Spiritual Teachings

The Founder’s Spiritual Teachings

“Spiritual Teachings of Aikido”

Residential Gasshuku for a Limited Number of Students
Reserved to Yudansha (Max 25)

Teacher: Paolo Corallini Shihan

15 – 16 – 17 February 2013

Tenuta I Ciclamini, Avigliano Umbro, Perugia, Italy


Are you wondering which the philosophical vision of O Sensei was? What is the purpose of Aikido? Why is that the Founder used the three forms of the sacred square, triangle and circle to build and practice his “Divine Techniques”? Why O Sensei indicated the development path of the Aikido student with a pyramid? why many of the movements of Aikido are expressed with the symbol of the Infinite?

We will try to answer these questions and many more.

This Residential Gasshuku – as it has been conceived – revolves around complex topics and requires a level of understanding of Aikido that is not easily obtainable by those who practice only a few years. For this reason, the organizer has chosen to restrict the access to Yudansha only, no matter what Aikido style they engage in and the organization to which they belong, in line with the guiding spirit of Aikido Italia Network. We are also considering the possibility of organizing a similar course at a basic level for Aikido students of Kyu grade.

Organisation: Aikido Italia Network in conjunction with Takemusu Aikido Association Italy

Info & Management: Simone Chierchini 345/3943286

Read complete presentation of the course by Paolo Corallini (Versione Italiana / English Version)


In a wide horizon of woods, meadows and farms… “Tenuta dei Ciclamini” appears to the visitor as a medieval village surrounded by thousands of acres of land.
“I do not want and would not find the words to promote Tenuta dei Ciclamini, I can only say that it is the place where I have chosen to live” 


TENUTA I CICLAMINI is a residential hotel built in the middle of an enchanting landscape dominated by forests, meadows, hills and lakes, located about 12 km south of Todi, in Umbria, Central Italy. The hotel presents medieval architectural forms, has a garden of over a hectare, it is surrounded by fenced meadows where horses graze, and has two small lakes. Beyond start the woods of cyclamen, characterized by fauna and flora that stayed untouched for centuries.
This is the magical place in which we choose to set our course “SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS OF AIKIDO”, knowing that the importance of the matter at hand required as much.
“Tenuta dei Ciclamini” is close to the medieval villages of Toscolano, Santa Restituta and Melezzole (XI Sec), all located at only 2 km from the center. Also nearby at Dunarobba (8 km) you can visit a fossil forest of the Mesozoic era, one of only two left in the world, and the Roman city of Carsole, rich in archaeological remains. Let’s also not to forget the famous cities of Spoleto and Orvieto.
For our Gasshuku, we will use the modern facilities of the estate, which offers a wide range of professional services for conferences and events. The estate also has a wellness center complete with massage rooms, sauna, 2 steam rooms, whirlpool, fitness room with 400 square meters of tatami, indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, jacuzzi swimming pool. The use of these structures is part of the package offered to the participants to our course.
The hotel unfolds in a series of houses and towers that form an ancient village, configured in a campus shape, with a large central garden. Participants in our course will be accommodated in double rooms in five-star, equipped with every comfort and Wi-Fi, telephone, air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and safe.


(There may be extra lessons, both practical and theoretical, in line with the wishes of the participants and the time available)

Friday, February 15:
17-18.30 Reception and accommodation in the Hotel
19-20: Lesson 1
20.30: Dinner

Saturday, February 16:
8-9.30 Breakfast
10-11.30: Lesson 2
11.30-12: Questions and Answers. Discussion on the topics of the morning
13: Lunch
17-18.30: Lesson 3
18.30-19: Questions and Answers. Discussion on the topics of the afternoon
20: Dinner

Sunday, February 17:
8-9.30 Breakfast
10-11.30: Lesson 4
11.30-12: Questions and Answers. Discussion on the topics of the morning
13: Lunch
14: Farewell

Complete Package: € 360
The price includes 2 days in full board (from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday -included), 2 nights in a double room, use of all facilities of the estate, frequency to a minimum of 4 lessons with Paolo Corallini Shihan, any additional extra Aikido activity organised, certificate of participation

The course is reserved to a maximum of 25 Yudansha.
To book your place please send a deposit (non-refundable) of € 50 no later than January 24.
Payment by bank transfer to: Simone Chierchini
IBAN: IT34T0316901600CC0010100938
Reason for Payment: “Corallini – Spiritual Teachings Aikido – [Last Name] [Name]”

Send an Email to with proof of payment and registration form (download).
IMPORTANT: We will take into account the date of the transfer receipt for the allocation of the 25 places available. First come, first served basis.



From the South:
Highway A1 Rome – Milan, exit Orte, right Terni, Amelia exit, follow the signs to the town of Amelia, then Castel Aquila, and finally Toscolano direction.

From the North:
Motorway A1 Milan – Rome, exit Val di Chiana, direction Perugia. E45 highway Perugia – Terni, exit Montecastrilli – Avigliano Umbro. Follow for Avigliano Umbro and the indications for Toscolano.

Airports: Rome Fiumicino Airport: 100 km, Perugia: 68 km


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