Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art based on ancient fighting techniques. It is a dynamic and very effective form of self-defense that is taught to the Tokyo Riot Police, however Aikido strives for non-aggression and the peaceful resolution of conflict.
Aikido can be practiced by adults of any age as students goals and pace for training will naturally vary. It provides a good cardiovascular workout; increases general stamina and core fitness and contributes to a leaner and more flexible physique. The mental benefits include improved mental focus, self-confidence and a more positive outlook. More than the physical though, the goal of aikido is self-improvement and self-awareness through regular and consistent training.
Through Aikido children can learn:
* To gain self-confidence and Self-discipline.
* To become active and fit.
* Peaceful conflict resolution.
* To focus and find stillness.
* To respect oneself and others.