"Aikido is the way of nonresistance and is therefore undefeatable from the start. Fast and slow are of no consequence. Merely by having the intention to fight with one who embodies the universal law, they have fixed their mind on violating the harmony of nature itself. The person with evil or malicious feeling is defeated before he makes the first move. The contest has already been decided"



Who is Aikido for

Aikido’s uniqueness, huge and main difference than other arts is its philpsophy. Aikido is a peaceful, non-violent way of life. Any person independent of age, body type, race, physical condition, with no previous experience in martial arts can begin to analyze Aikido philosophy and continue for as long as she/he wish. It is not coincidental that all the great teachers of Aikido continue to train even after 70-80 years of age.

The most important contribution of Aikido philosophy is to the inner balance of the individual. Given the modern way of life in most societies which creates a variety of pressures, to get involved in an art which emphasizes the discovery of the physical ‘centre’ and the unification of mind and body, is the best remedy for a better and more harmonious well-being. There are many who describe Aikido as "mobile Zen", which relates to the above dimension of the art. The feeling of euphoria that Aikido creates and the sense of vitality that each aikidoka is left with after each lecture is very effective in facing the hectic pace of today’s society.

The reason that Aikido can be undertaken, even at an older age, is that the speed of the kinetic actions can be adapted to the ability and special needs of each person - there are written accounts of people with serious disabilities (lacking limbs, sight, hearing etc.) who became better through Aikido. From the biography of the founder of Aikido, as well as of many other teachers, it is evident that people who had health problems solved these through this art. This does not mean that Aikido is a medical therapy but that it contributes to better health, especially through the breathing and relaxing postures which take place in every lecture.

Beyond the above, consistent and sincere engagement with Aikido offers an excellent, effective self-defense for anyone who may need it. Special motions show to the aikidoka how to obtain maximum result with least effort, without developing feelings of aggression towards an opponent, Aikido can be used in almost any dangerous situation to ensure that the defender and his dependents will evade attack with least harm. This dimension of Aikido can be seen in every movement, especially those against opponents armed with sword, staff or dagger.

What are the reasons that a person should involve with Aikido?

1. Aikido is a non-aggressive art of self-defense. The practical application of Aikido only begins when someone attacks.

2. Aikido shows to the aikidokas how to be calm and disciplined, traits which will help them in their daily lives, as well as to fulfill their proper obligations and duties. The calm disposition which results from the philosophy of Aikido is a basic advantage of the art, in contrast to other martial arts.

3. Aikido shows the way to avoid the physical involvement in a fight, by using the body’s balance in combination with the secure immobilization of the attacker. The application of practical self-defense is effective even for old people.


Akikai Foundation


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