Guiding principle
Through Aikido training, naturally acquire an attitude of respect
Aikido as a way to promote emotional balance
  Since Aikido techniques consist of natural movements, this brings the mind and body into harmony.
For this reason all true Aikido lovers are positive and self‐assured.
The basis of Aikido techniques is to express the power of the mind and body through "Ki" (spiritual energy).
Aikido as the art of self-defense
  Aikido does not seek victory or defeat.
Rather amongst Budo (Japanese martial arts) it is a powerful art of self-defense.
No one can forecast when, where or what accident might happen.
However, through the practice of Aikido, we can learn to quickly and effectively defend ourselves through reflex, making Aikido especially suitable for those at greater risk.
Since Aikido techniques do not rely on the practitioner’s power but instead fully utilizes the opponent’s power and momentum, it is very effective, regardless of your build.
Aikido as a way to promote physical health
  Directly or indirectly, modern life often takes a toll on human health; some parts of the body are over-stressed while other parts are under-used.
Aikido techniques develop joints and muscles holistically, releasing tension and stress from over-used joints while increasing strength and flexibility in the back.
Furthermore, through Aikido practice the nervous and circulatory systems are both stimulated, improving their function.
This helps to prevent injuries and diseases in the future.
The Aikido lessons in my dojo follows the teachings of my master and the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba.
"Taijutsu" (hand to hand techniques) alone is not sufficient, but training in the art of weaponry such as techniques using "Tachi (wooden sword)" and "Jo (wooden staff)" are also necessary.
Beginners are supervised carefully from day one.

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