Aikido is modern Japanese
martial art (dating from 1942) founded by a man named Morihei Ueshiba.
He created Aikido (literally meaning 'the way of harmony') by assimilating
aspects from the many different martial arts he had studied and
from his own deeply spiritual constitution into a new distinct art.
Aikido aims to neutralise aggression, not by harming or injuring
an opponent but by harmonizing with and redirecting an attackers
aggressive intention so that the aikido practitioner can gain control
of the attacker. Aikido utilises throws and joint manipulations
against armed or unarmed attackers and attacks by a single opponent
or multiple opponents.
If you are interested in trying Aikido come along to any of our sessions, we are always welcoming new members.
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