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Aikido is an art of self-defense in the truest sense.

Experienced martial artists recognize that despite any amount of training and expertise, in any given confrontation, the outcome is never guaranteed.

A true self-defense art understands that awareness and avoidance is the ultimate path.

When a conflict cannot be avoided, an art that relies on strength and speed will reward the strongest and fastest. Aikido realizes that no one can depend on always having superior strength and speed. Instead, Aikido techniques focus on channeling aggression against itself.

The techniques we teach are those traditionally handed down from the Aikido Association of America and the Aikido Headquarters in Japan.

Aikido does NOT include competition, sparring, grappling or street-fighting.


Aikido is ultimately a "life path".
Budo (martial ways) were created from Bujutsu (martial arts) to refine the human spirit. Aikido is a true Budo that holds to this goal.

Training offers a path towards self-improvement and understanding rather than competition with others. Aikido points the way to the highest form of self-defense.

 

Traditional martial arts etiquette and respect are taught from the first day a student enters the dojo. The atmosphere in class is one of cooperation and goodwill.