“What’s so special about your school?”
Aikido is different to most martial
arts in that it has a philosophy of non-competition and non-aggression, which
probably sounds unusual to most martial artists. Training under this
philosophy helps ensure a high level of safety and requires a high level of
Learning at Kihon Aikido is
personalised and methodical, so you can be sure you’ll receive excellent
tuition, at a pace you’ll feel comfortable, to allow you the greatest
progress. Your individual success as a student adds to the success and
growth of the school.
The head instructor, Michael
Farrugia Sensei, is supported by a number of 1st and 2nd degree black
belts. All are passionate about Aikido and share a vision of growth through
personal development within themselves and in others.
“How often should I train?”
You can train as little or as often as
you like, but we recommend you train an average of twice per week when you
first begin. This will ensure you will improve and be adequately prepared
for gradings. As you progress, attend seminars and train more often.
“Do I need to be fit?”
Most people who begin training with
us have never done any martial arts before. No experience is required nor
is it necessary to have a particular level of strength, flexibility or
fitness. If you are looking to get stronger, more flexible or to improve
your fitness, we believe it’s our job to help.
Training at Kihon Aikido is holistic
for the body, mind and spirit. You’ll find improvement in every area of
physical health your body requires. In fact, many people have enjoyed
further recovery to injuries sustained prior to Aikido through our training
“Are there other questions I should be asking?”
First, be clear about your own
values. What are you looking for through martial arts training? Then look
for a school that provides the things you’re looking for and shares your
values. Hopefully, you value your safety and the safety of everyone you’ll
be training with, and with a bit of luck, you place emphasis on steady
improvement and personal development.
“So how do I join?”
Our contact details are at the top
and bottom of this page. Simply telephone us to ask any questions you may
have or to arrange an introduction. We’re a friendly group of people and
we’ll make you feel welcome, so please don’t be shy.