O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba developed Aikido’s martial principles based upon the techniques of Daito Ryu Aiki Jutsu including its stick fighting techniques, Jujutsu, Ken Jutsu, and Naginata. The term Aikido consists of three Japanese characters, or Kanji. Ai means to harmonize, or unite, Ki is the Japanese term for energy, or spirit and Do means either way, or the way. Aikido can therefore be translated as the way of harmonizing energy, or the way of uniting spirit. As such, Aikido’s approach to self-defense is to harmonize with the energy of the attacker and redirect it without attempting to physically overpower an assailant, or assailants. Aikido follows the Asian principle of Yin and Yang, which is the balancing of opposing forces to create and maintain harmony. This philosophy teaches students to blend with the energies of life and also to balance one’s own internal elements physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Aikido’s smooth flowing techniques are effective and safe for practice by people of all ages.
Aikido Class Times
Aikido Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
and Saturday and Sunday. Please call for weekend class times or for more information about Aikido (775) 358-8337