Aikido is a modern defensive Japanese Martial Art founded by Morihei Ueshiba, referred to by many as O’Sensei (Great Teacher). It is based on his training in the traditional Japanese Martial Arts as well as his rigorous spiritual practices.
The word Aikido means, ‘the way through spirit and harmony’. It focuses on the development of Ki, Mind and Body co-ordination. Its unique principles within the gentle art can be practiced by men, women of all ages and children from the age of eight.
Its emphasis is placed on spherical movement to create dynamic and explosive techniques that renders an attacker harmless.