Category: Aikido

Posts about our martial art of Aikido

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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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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Aikido was developed by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), known to Aikido students as O Sensei (Great Teacher).As a young man, he overcame debilitating childhood illnesses through martial arts practice, eventually becoming a master of the sword, the staff, the spear, and …

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Our dojo is a member of the Capital Aikikai. To say I’ve enjoyed training and learning with them would be a drastic understatement. Use these posts to learn about who they are and where they are located.  If you join our dojo …

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