Aikido: A Japanese form of self-defence and martial art that uses loceks, holds, throws, and the opponent's own movements.
Yudokan/Aikido Club is a brand new Club. The club aims to introduce to its members the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Aikido developed by Morihei Ueshiba. Ai refers to encountering, Ki refers to vitality and inner energy and Do refers to way, path, in the sense of the pathway of life, the natural way.
On a purely physical level it is a martial art involving some throws and joint locks as well as multiple or armed attacks. Aikido focuses not on punching or kicking opponents, but rather on using their own energy to gain control of them or to throw them away from you. It is not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and dynamic movement.
Location: John Foster Building, Activities space, Lower Ground floor
Dates and Times: Every Friday 6:30-8pm
Instructor: Akis Papagiannis (Nidan, Hombu Dojo, Japan)
Fees: A £10 membership fee and then £5 month.
Why you should join us
The training will provide you physical balance and coordination, fitness, peace of mind as well as street effectiveness. Our club encourages a calm disposition and raises self-confidence with effective, realistic and proven to work techniques.
So, if you are looking for an effective self-defence martial art in a positive, safe and competition-free environment with an experienced instructor, this is the place to be!
Aikido in action: video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShYV9molIkY