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!”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s