Tag: Martial arts practice

Posts containing thoughts, ideas, and information about the experience of training in martial arts

Minimalism in Martial Arts

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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Welcome to Aikido

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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Aikido Mechanics

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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Beginning Aikido

Aikido is a Japanese martial art. The martial arts focus of Aikido is to empower the student to be centered, to be in complete control of themselves and their actions throughout an attack.  This is accomplished through mastering the concepts

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De-Compete

Train to survive, not compete Sports – and all games – are wonderful, valuable, competitive experiences with rules governing the competitors. To win in a sport is to succeed in competition with others by being the best while still following

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