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Posts which contain information and insights into our martial arts training environment and teaching methods which might be useful for new students or for folks who want to see what our martial arts movement is all about.

When learning or practicing the martial art of Aikido, there are some general guidelines and practices to be aware of that will help keep you safe and get the most out of your training! For the most part, these are universal …

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Training Rules When we train in martial arts, a space that allows us to make mistakes safely is critical. In a real sense, institutions that train individuals for any kind of combat or violence are truly some of the original “safe …

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At Arundel Aikikai, our approach to studying martial arts is focused, practical, open, and enthusiastic!  Focused Spend dojo time focused on martial arts, not focused on fitness!  We seek to create a unique training environment, or at least a rare …

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What's the Goal of Aikido? The final aim of Aikido is to integrate physical and mental training to develop a confident person who can think clearly and react instantly on and off the mat. It is only through constant training …

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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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What does Aikido Mean? The Japanese word Aikido is written with three characters which translate as “the way of spiritual harmony.” Aikido is a budo or “martial way,” evolved in the tradition of Japanese warrior arts, yet has a unique …

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