The Melbourne Budo Academy acknowledges the beauty, elegance, and power of Japanese martial arts; and its inseparable link to discovering one’s potential to a life of personal growth and character development.
At the Melbourne Budo Academy we see the practice of martial arts as a way of life; an aesthetic avenue to self-improvement, fulfilment, or personal growth encircling physical, spiritual, and moral aspects.
Fundamentally, the purpose of Aikido is self-defence, but the outcome of Aikido’s inherently non-aggressive philosophy are effective techniques using minimal strength. Unlike other martial arts, Aikido techniques can be applied at various levels of severity, from the most gentle controlling techniques to the most severe counter measures. Therefore, it is suitable for everyone, regardless of age.