This Japanese martial art is a great self defense class, that teaches you how to control and neutralise attacks.
Aikido is a non-competitive martial art involving a wide range of techniques that can be used to throw or immobilise an opponent. It helps to develop a greater understanding of harmony, balance & the dynamics of movement.
Aikido is suitable for both men & women, as the principles rely on correct execution of the technique rather than brute strength.
We teach traditional Aikido as taught to Saito Sensei by O’Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba – the founder of aikido. During his 23 year apprenticeship at Iwama, Saito Sensei learnt about the relationship between weapons & body movement. Under the supervision of O’Sensei, Saito Sensei began organising the teachings of Aikido into a more structured format. This became known as Iwama Aikido. Aikido as the founder taught in Iwama.
In addition to the empty hand techniques found in other styles of aikido, Iwama Aikido places equal emphasis on the use of aiki weapons – aiki bokken (wooden sword) & aiki jo (wooden staff) – which are used to develop body movement, strong posture & a better understanding of timing & positioning.
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