Aikido is a unique Japanese martial art based on the principles of universal harmony and non-violence. It is a highly effective form of self defense that uses an attacker’s own size and strength against him or her, requiring minimal force.
Aikido is not a sport. There are no competitive tournaments. Students learn through repetitive practice.
Aikido practice is not just about defense but improves physical conditioning, strength, stamina, flexibility, coordination, and also mental conditioning, self-confidence, concentration, intuitiveness, alertness and concern for others.
WHO WE WORK WITH
Motivated people who want to experience well being and contentment.
People who want to improve their functional abilities.
People interested in developing a quiet mind and a peaceful heart.
People who want to improve their health and who want to feel better about themselves.
People willing to invest in their health and fitness for the long term.
People who want a place where they will feel comfortable regardless of their current fitness level.
In the martial arts we are trained to empty our mind so we can meet whatever attack our opponent mounts, freshly and appropriately. Each moment is a newly created universe, an arena of spontaneous action.
This centering – an art, a science, a practice – changes everything in your life: the way you sleep, the way you wake, the way you sit, the way you stand, the way you walk, the way you move, the way you breath, the way you feel, the way you think, the way you create. It is a way of being in the world. In order to do the techniques properly we rest in the still center. Aikido develops this strong still center from which we can deal with whatever arises.