EXPLORE AIKIDO WITH US
The guiding principle of aikido is harmony. Aikido is a modern martial art or Budo, founded in the last century by Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei). It is non-violent and strives to achieve harmony with nature, others and one’s self. The word “Aikido” consists of three (3) Japanese words that can be translated as “path to spiritual harmony”.
- Ai – Harmony or Unity
- Ki – Spirit Energy or Life Energy/Force
- Do – Path or Way
Rather than fighting, aikido challenges us to meet the energy of an attack with relaxation and a sense of centre using fluid, spiral movements, we turn around or re-direct an attacker’s energy so that it defeats itself. We use the momentum of the attack to “off-balance” the attacker and immobilise or throw the aggressor, thereby subduing them without inflicting serious injury.
AIKIDO OFFERS MANY BENEFITS
People who begin training in the martial art of aikido experience many benefits:
- Conflict resolution
Aikido is a discipline for martial, physical and spiritual growth. At Kaigan Aikido Dojo, we train as a community of people who practice peace.
"Foster peace in your own life and then apply the art to all that you encounter" – Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei
We are committed to training in an atmosphere of equality regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.