What is Aikido ?
Aikido is a modern Japanese Martial Art with its roots in Japan's long history of warrior traditions.
However its philosophy reflects the spiritual truths of Love, Peace, and Harmony. Such a combination makes Aikido a truly
unique Martial Art that is both an effective self-defense, and a methode for developing the mind and spirit.
principle of Aikido is "Awase", which means to blend, or to join. When faced with aggresion, rather than forcing, or resisting
it, Aikido uses the techniques of blending to join with the attackers movement, then skillfully redirect the agression to
a peaceful resolution.
The techniques of Aikido are effective, but they are neither violent nor do they cause injury to
the attacker. Aikido nurtures harmony with nature and respect for mankind.
AI - Harmony, Unity, to be in accord with, or to join
KI - Life, Spirit, Force, Universal Creative Energy
DO - The Way, Path, or Phylosophy