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More than just a martial art...
"Aikido is the "Art of Peace," a discipline that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict... fostering compassion, wisdom and fearlessness."
John Stevens, 7th dan
Aikido is a defensive-only, spiritual martial art created by Morihei Ueshiba, O'Sensei of Japan in 1942. Integrating East and West, O'Sensei's Aikido harmonizes and blends the spiritual exercises of several peaceful mainstream traditions with defensive-only martial arts techniques he created from his study of a great number of martial arts including judo, jujutsu and daito ryu aiki jutsu.
The natural concepts behind Aikiko Aikido techniques can be used anywhere to help peacefully resolve conflict: in the boardroom, in school, in one's personal life as well as on the mat.
A revitalizing discipline, Aikido redefines the martial arts. In addition to practicing effective physical techniques which harness the energy of an attacker in order to unbalance them, we practice a variety of mind, body, spiritual exercises which promote refinement, healing and growth.
In Aikiko Aikido we follow a Path of Pure Light. We apply control of our own self as well as the attacker, and we protect as best as possible even the attacker.
Aikiko Aikido is non-competitive, and if done properly, it does not rely on muscle strength. Because of this, women and men of all ages are able to practice aikido equally based on their level of experience and skill of the art.
Aikiko Aikido offers a very effective solution to conflict based on relaxation, harmony and compassion combined with a system of martial techniques, pins and throws.
Rideau Lakes Aikiko Aikido is ...
One of the practices of
Rideau Lakes Zen
The Universe As Our Teacher
A Path of Harmony, Clarity & Pure Light that can be practiced almost anywhere one is standing.
Aikido From A Flowing Zen Perspective - Family Oriented