Memorizing words isn’t stressed in our training, but knowing key vocabulary terms is certainly helpful in speeding up your learning!  The following list are some of the most frequently used terms during training and in Aikido in general. To make …

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Our martial arts focus here at Arundel Aikikai is the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Aikido is a martial art of minimalism; it seeks to use the least amount of energy, effort, strength, speed, and work to stop attackers. If …

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Onegaishimasu! Good greetings, and welcome to martial arts with Arundel Aikikai! Our humble instruction and kind approach set us apart from many area studios.  I experienced this environment in my first Aikido instructor.  I’m happy to be able to pass along …

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Adult students can test for aikido martial arts rank (kyu rank / white belts) through Capital Aikikai.Testing at Capital Aikikai is officially recognized by Hombu Dojo / The Aikikai. Capital Aikikai hosts Aikido tests for martial arts rank roughly three …

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Testing for belts or rank is completely optional with our training; our non-linear approach to teaching and training provides learning moments for every student at every class.  Younger students are invited to test for solid-color belts through Arundel Aikikai.  Test …

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How does Aikido Work? All Aikido techniques and movements are based on the idea of harmony. Aikido emphasizes blending with an attacker by moving in such a way as to neutralize the force of the attack itself and thus neutralize …

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