Aikido is a Japanese martial art that teaches self-defense. In the
practice of Kodokai Aikido - founded
by Shihan Minoru Oshima - we teach self-defense from the perspective
of not just protecting ourselves from an attack at the physical
level. More importantly, we teach how to protect and control ourselves
in our daily lives. One of the goals of Aikido is to learn
about ourselves, who we are, to develop ourselves, and to build
greater self-confidence in our abilities and ourselves.
During Ki training, we work on developing our center, as well as the coordination of our mind and body. This is done through a
variety of exercises, as well as Ki tests. Ki training is designed to
increase your awareness of Ki as it relates to your daily life. Some benefits of Ki training are: stress reduction, increased awareness of yourself and others, and improved physical fitness.
Aikido techniques class consists of the application of Aikido
techniques while working with a partner, as well as working with the bokken, jo and tanto. During techniques class, we apply what we have learned in Ki class.
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