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Aikido is a martial art,
created by the late Morihei Ueshiba, of Japan at the
start of the 20th century. Ueshiba's talents in
swordsmanship and Daitoryu Aiki-Jujitsu, can clearly be
seen within each and every Aikido technique.
Ueshiba based Aikido upon
circular movements to redirect aggressive and offensive
attacks back to the assailant. It consists of purely
defensive techniques. For more practical defenses,
sometimes atemi (punching and kicking) is used and
illustrated in practice.
techniques use one's own body movement and Ki
(internal energy), rather than purely physical or
muscular force to disable the attacker, it is an
ideal martial art for women and children of small
stature and frame. You need no prior martial arts
experience or special body building, to practice
Aikido classes seek to bring the concepts of
Aikido closer to the practitioner through
education and active participation. In Aikido
practice, students focus on the coordination of
the mind and body for better skill, dexterity,
and concentration. In addition, relaxation
through mediation, Misogi breathing, and the use
of Aikidotechniques and exercises is an added
benefit. Time is set aside for the exploration of
the Asian culture, Budo and Bushido to facilitate
the understanding of this Japanese martial art.
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