the surface, Aikido is a martial art concerned solely with self defence. Students learn immobilisation techniques
and throwing techniques to a wide variety of attacks, from the front or
from behind, with or without weapons, by one or many attackers. Weapons training necessarily partners the open handed
training and involves the Aiki sword and staff.
its deeper levels, Aikido is an holistic approach
to physical, mental and spiritual development.
self defence techniques, when studied correctly, provide growth for the
body, mind and soul.
uses anatomy and simple physics to produce its many techniques which include
fluid self defence principles and powerful shapes. It may be practised
primarily for the self defence component, as the techniques are effective
and practical in modern times, or to study body movement in its purest
form. Aikido may alternatively be studied to investigate the influences of
culture and philosophy on martial arts and vice versa, that is, the effects
of martial arts training on one’s own spirit.
of the classes we teach are geared toward adult learners and mature minded
teenagers. Aikido helps students to develop a stronger, more flexible,
balanced and coordinated body. It offers an alternative to the often more
aggressive and competitive styles of martial arts.
start learning, you simply need to give us a call. You’re very welcome to
ask any questions you like and to attend a free introductory class to see
if Aikido training suits you.