What is Aikido?

Aikido Kanji-3Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art which was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) who is also known as Osensei.

The word Aikido literally translated means “The Way of Harmony”.Ueshiba

Aikido is often referred to as the “Thinking Person’s Martial Art” as, unlike most other martial arts, there are no kicks, punches or blocks. It can be explained as “Helping someone to fall over”.

By utilising the mind and body’s natural power, Aikido teaches you how to overcome an aggressor’s strength and attack without entering into a direct conflict. This makes it a superb Martial Art for women, as no strength is required, indeed, if strength is used, you are “Doing it wrong!”

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