“All the secret teachings are to be found in the simple basics.”
Aikido can be best translated as “The Way of Harmony”.
Founded by Ueshiba Morihei, referred to as O’Sensei, Aikido developed as a pure form of Budo (Martial Way). Drawing upon aspects of many ancient Japanese disciplines, Aikido is a highly refined Martial Art that strengthens the individual practitioner and improves both physical and mental abilities.
The powerful techniques of Aikido are based in self-awareness and control of one’s fear and adrenaline in a confrontation. By learning to perceive and act in a fashion dictated by the true nature of a given situation, the techniques of Aikido can be applied against an attack from a larger and stronger opponent with great effectiveness. Without this ability, one can only react, which may lead to unnecessary escalation of conflict.
O’Sensei believed Aikido to be not only a way to effect positive control of violent encounters, but also a path for development of the whole self.
Traditional Aikido offers the benefits of true martial arts training for yourself or your child. Aikido is a powerful method of self-defense that redirects the force of the attacker without violence or competition.