Aikido classes
Aikido (pronounced: eye-key-doe) means “the way of unified energy.” In principle, it unites the mind and body into one unit to allow one to overcome any attack with a minimum of force. This makes it an especially effective form of self defense for smaller persons facing larger opponents. Aikido uses strikes, pins and throws to subdue an attacker.

Aikido is a relatively new Japanese martial art that has been popularized lately by Steven Seagal in his many movies. Aikidoka (those who train in Aikido) aim to use skill and finesse as opposed to strength and speed. This makes the art appealing to young, old, male, female and law enforcement agencies worldwide. Although it is a difficult art to master, Aikido pays great dividends in time with powerful and almost effortless technique.

One of the unique aspects of Aikido is its emphasis on what can be called “combat ethics.” Police, bouncers, and even hospital personnel everywhere are taught Aikido or similar techniques to use on the job. Aikidoka are trained to use the whole “use of force” continuum: everything from simple attack evasion to deadly force. Not all types of defenses can be used on all types and severities of attack. To account for a myriad of threats, Aikido technique can be either feathery soft or powerfully violent. Students are taught how to determine a proper course of action. Ideally, Aikido is the art of “fighting without fighting.”


The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, was born on December 14, 1883. In his early childhood, Morihei was rather weak and sickly but later realized the necessity of being strong after witnessing his father attacked and beaten by a gang of thugs. He set out to make himself stronger. He devoted himself to hard physical conditioning and eventually to the practice of martial arts, receiving certificates of mastery in several styles of jujitsu. In spite of his impressive physical and martial capabilities, however, he felt very dissatisfied. He began delving into religions in hopes of finding a deeper significance to life, all the while continuing to pursue his studies of budo, or the martial arts. By combining his martial training with his religious ideologies, he created the modern martial art of Aikido.

Ueshiba studied several styles of jujitsu, in particular Daito Ryu Aiki-jujitsu, as well as sword and spear fighting arts. Aikido is definitely a forerunner of the mixed martial arts concept. It can be said that Aikido takes the joint locks and throws from jujitsu and combines them with the body movements of sword and spear fighting.

The founder is affectionately called “O Sensei” by Aikidoka worldwide.

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