The Japanese Martial Art of Aikido is a comprehensive system
of throwing, joint-locking, striking and pinning techniques, coupled
with training in traditional Japanese weapons such as sword, staff &
knife. Founded by Morihei Ueshiba early in the twentieth century
following his own extensive study of various armed & unarmed martial
systems, Aikido represents a potent distillation of centuries of
Japanese martial knowledge. It is one of the most widely practiced
budo or martial way in the world.
The name Aikido is composed of three Japanese words: ai, meaning
harmony; ki, spirit or energy; and do, the path,system or way.
Aikido is the way of the spirit of harmony. Martial arts are studied
for self-defense and self-improvement but Aikido is different from
other martial arts in that practitioners seek to defend themselves
without causing injury to their attackers.
Aikido is a
Japanese martial art developed by Founder Morihei Ueshiba.
The basic movements of Aikido are circular in nature; most
attacks are linear. The Aikidoist harmonizes with, rather than
confronts, an aggressive line and converts it into a circular motion
that renders attackers helpless. Instead of using potentially
crippling locks or punches, the Aikidoist trains to apply various
wristlocks, arm pins, or unbalancing throws to neutralize aggressors
without serious injury. Aikido is not a sport. There are no
competitive tournaments. Aikidoists train to better themselves
without belittling others, and as Aikido seeks not to cause harm,
techniques can be practiced eventually at full power without fear of
injury. Aikido is the newest of the traditional Japanese martial
arts, holds the most modern outlook, and is proud of its high
Aikido Classes Conducted by
SENSEI D.B.RAI 2nd
DAN BLACK BELT – AIKIDO 5th DAN BLACK BELT – KARATE
SCHEDULE: WEDNESDAY - 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
SUNDAY - 9.00 am to 10.30 am