Regular classes are held on Wednesday's the afternoon. The emphasis is on
fun with basics
and natural body movement, this leads to a good posture and a sound self defence
structure for the student, building self awareness and self confidence.
The aerobic content of the classes help and improve fitness and the
general well being of the student.
Aikido is essentially, a non-violent martial art.
It encourages harmony and avoidance of confrontation.
Force is never opposed by force. Resolving a conflict quiescently is
better for all concerned, and students soon learn how to improve their
self-awareness, and with the techniques learnt, also grow self-confidence. In
this Aikido teaches self-defence.
Aikido is one of today’s fastest growing recreational
activities with Japanese origins that go back many centuries.
The Aikido as practiced today includes techniques from many of the
ancient fighting methods taught, used and perfected by the Samurai in feudal
Aikido principles are based on exploiting the weaknesses of
an opponent. Joints, posture and
the mind can all be vulnerable areas when attacked or challenged.
In essence, Aikido is turning an opponents’ power against themselves,
by using the exact degree of control required to neutralise their energy without
inflicting undue harm.