can benefit everyone, male or female, young or old, of any ethnic or national
origin. All can enjoy and improve their health and fitness by attending regular
and well-run classes. The formal and more spiritual aspect of Aikido appeals to
some, the physical side to others. Its full and natural body movement has
aerobic benefits for all. When practised regularly it will assist in developing
a fitter, suppler and stronger body with improved flexibility, reflexes and
essentially non-violent, encourages harmony of Mind, Body & Spirit and the
avoidance of confrontation. Force is never opposed by force. Resolving a
conflict peacefully is better for all concerned and students soon learn how to
improve their self-awareness, and with the techniques learnt, also grow in
self-confidence. In this Aikido teaches self-defence.
today’s fastest growing recreational activity with Japanese origins that go
back many centuries. Aikido as practised today includes joint locking techniques
and body movements from many of the ancient fighting methods taught, used, and
perfected by the Samurai in feudal Japan.
are based on exploiting the weaknesses of an opponent. Joints, posture, the mind
can all be vulnerable areas when attacked or challenged. In essence Aikido is
turning an opponents' power against themselves by using the exact degree of
control required to neutralise their energy without inflicting undue harm.
a dialogue of natural movement and can help improve ones daily life.
for harmony and peace and teaches followers to help others.