About Aikido  

AIKIDO is "The Way of Harmony"

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed in the early 20th Century by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), now known as O-Sensei. He studied several forms of martial arts including Ju-jitsu, sword arts and the spear. Aikido was developed because O-Sensei was dissatisfied with the competitive and destructive elements of these martial arts. Unlike other martial arts, Aikido is not directed toward street fighting or competitive tournaments.

Aikido techniques seek to control and redirect the energy of an attack and thus neutralize it. This control is achieved through body movements that blend with the energy of the attack. These blending movements then proceed into throws, joint locks and pins. Since direct conflict is avoided, Aikido techniques can be applied by anyone regardless of physical strength.

Aikido training integrates mental energy and awareness with physical technique. Technique consists of body movement, timing and proper mind-set.

Benefits of Training

  • Awareness of physical body and balance
  • Increased focus and concentration
  • Increased confidence and courage
  • Increased awareness of surroundings
  • Increased effectiveness in interpersonal relations
  • Improved way of living and way of being