At Aiki Shuren Dojo Adelaide, we practice traditional Iwama style Aikido. Adults and kids classes available. Beginners welcome.
A class will typically include weapons practice with the Japanese training sword (bokken); the short staff (jo); plus a range of open handed techniques (taijitsu) that cover joint locks, holds, and throws.
We place emphasis on learning the fundamental techniques that underpin more advanced forms. This enables a good grounding in the specific body movement, breathing/kiai, and mental awareness that is necessary to effectively perform advanced training. Progression is encouraged and tailored to the individual, to ensure students continue to develop and grow at a steady pace.