AIKIDO CLASSES SCHOOLS AND INSTRUCTORS
Find Aikido Classes and teachers and clubs located across the UK. Find a Aikido class near you.
WHAT IS AIKIDO?
Aikido is 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.
Aikido classes train 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.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba in 1920 as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy and religious beliefs. Minoru Mochizuki brought Aikido to the rest of the world in 1951.
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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 emphasise the use of co-ordinated 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 emailing 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.