Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art created during the 1920’s by Morihei Ueshiba (1883~1969). Morihei Ueshiba’s mastery in this classical Japanese Martial Art was unparalleled. Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. Aikido is a non-competitive martial art, meaning that its students practice in cooperation with each other to develop their skills.
Features of Aikido
Aikido training is intended to promote physical and mental well-being. It is styled to allow each student to reach their own level of proficiency, at their own pace. Aikido training is not only good for physical health, but also for self-confidence as a participant’s abilities develop. The dojo is an ideal place to deepen the understanding of cooperative human interactions through this training with others.
The Aikido Headquarters is Hombu Dojo located in Tokyo, Japan.