What is Aikido?
A dynamic and unique Martial Art
Aikido is a powerful method of self-protection that is based on circular or turning movements that redirect the force of an attack into the ground or back through the attacker, usually culminating in an immobilisation lock or throw.
Aikido is a unique defensive Martial Art that aims to cause no serious injury to the attacker, whilst maintaining the safety of the defender. This moral approach and its effective techniques have been the main reason why Aikido has spread throughout the world.
Many Police forces and military organisations include Aikido in their training because of the effectiveness of its techniques. Aikido is ideal for the less physical to learn as a method of self-defence. It also has other benefits to the student as training progresses:
- Improved level of fitness
- New self-confidence
- Relaxation and stress relief
The friendly environment of the Aikido dojo makes learning this fantastic art a great way to meet new people and make friends. Our dojo name is Koushinkan, which means the place to open your mind (or spirit, thoughts).
Our club was part of the Shudokan Institute of Aikido International until August 2013 when we became an independent dojo.
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"Ultimately, you must forget about technique. The further you progress, the fewer teachings there are. The Great Path is really NO PATH."
Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido