A traditional Japanese martial art
Aikido was created in the early twentieth century by Morihei Ueshiba. Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido was created by Koichi Tohei, a senior student of Morhei Ueshiba, after Ueshiba’s Death. Aikido is often translated as “the way of unifying (with) life energy or “ki.” The goal of Aikido is to defend yourself while also protecting your attacker from injury. In class we learn to blend with the energy of the attack and ultimately diffuse the situation.
A soft connection creates a powerful lead
It’s easy to respond to force with more force, but Aikido shows us that a soft connection with precise timing and proper technique can lead your opponent into a more agreeable position for everyone. This is an excellent martial art for anyone, no matter size, age, or athletic ability.
Establish a balanced life with mind and body unification
As we practice the principles of Ki-Aikido we learn to preform with confidence, remain calm under verbal and/or physical attack. As we practice with mind and body unified, we have a more balanced, stress-free existence.
Four major priciples to unify mind and body:
- Keep One Point
- Relax Completely
- Keep Weight Underside
- Entend Ki