What is aikido?

Aikido is a martial art which originates from Japan. It is used as a form of self defence, fitness, and also can be used as a form of meditation.

 

Aikido uses throws, grapples, and joint locks, and uses an attacker’s force to overwhelm them.

 

The word aikido is broken up into three kanji, or Chinese characters:

 

合 – ai – joining, unifying, combining, fit
気 – ki – spirit, energy, mood, morale
道 – dō – way, path

 

 

Please note: all participants in the Low Hill Community Centre’s aikido classes will be fully covered by liability insurance.

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