Aikido - Α peaceful martial arts

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Morihei Ushiba (1883-1969)

Aikido is the art of "non resistance". It is a non violent arts of self-defence that was developed by Morihei Ueshiba in Japan at the beginning of the 20th century. Aikido focuses on effective confrontation of attacks and other difficult situations by employing techniques that are natural and do not depend or make use of violence.

The training aims at cultivating self-defence skills, including the development of our natural physical and mental powers. Through training we can improve our concentration skills, endurance abilities, balance, internal peace and watchfulness; while at the same time we learn to defend ourselves without causing harm to others.

Aikido can be applied in everyday life and its letters mean: