AIKIDO CLASSES SCHOOLS AND INSTRUCTORS
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Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba in 1920 as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy and religious beliefs.
Aikido is a Japanese, modern based martial art brought to the rest of the world by Minoru Mochizuki in 1951.
Aikido is often translated as "The way of unifying life energy". It was created as a martial art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.
In essence Aikido trains students to turn an opponents' power against themselves. It achieves this by using the exact degree of control required to neutralise their energy without inflicting undue harm.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND AN AIKIDO CLASS?
AIKIDO classes are open to everyone, male or female, from young to senior.
Aikido lessons encourage harmony and the avoidance of confrontation by improving self-awareness, self-confidence and fitness. So Aikido is ideal for people looking for a more harmonious form of Martial Art.
Regular attendance at Aikido Clubs will helpimprove health and fitness, its natural body movement have aerobic benefits for all.
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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND AN AIKIDO CLASS OR CLUB
Aikido classes improve fitness. They help to develop a fitter, suppler and stronger body, with improved flexibility, reflexes and reactions.
Aikido's training includes controlled relaxation,flexibility and endurance. There is less emphasis on strength training.
Aikido lessons emphasises the use of coordinated whole-body movement and balance, similar to yoga or pilates.
FIND AN AIKIDO CLASS OR CLUB
Aikido Clubs offer classes for beginners, intermediate, advanced levels. Before committing to a class or club it is worth telephoning or e-mailing to get a feel for the training on offer at the school.
Check that they have a valid DBS (for kids lessons) and certificate of insurance.