Aikido the “Way of Harmony” was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (O Sensei). Aikido utilizes “Ki” (internal energy) and precise dynamic angles to throw an aggressor or complex joint locks to control an aggressor. Aikido is different from other martial arts as it does not focus on offensive techniques such as kicking and punching, but rather using an aggressor’s energy and movements to control the aggressor.
Aikido Dentoukan (Traditional School of Aikido) emphasize basic and fundamental training of taijitsu (open-handed technique), bokken (wooden sword) and jo (wooden staff). In order to really embrace and unleash true Aikido one must strengthen both body and skills over a long period of time to build confidence and above all to build a good solid foundation to advance from. We believe that whatever reasons a student is looking for within a martial art whether it is for self defense, increasing confidence or better physical health they can find it in practicing Aikido.