Rideau Lakes Aikikokan (Rideau Lakes Aikiko School of Aikido or "Harmony Pure Light Academy", Tenno Hikari style) is Aikido from a flowing Zen perspective. Aikiko Aikido is grounded in original teachings of the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, O'Sensei. We study a variety of mind, body, spirit exercises and self-defense technique training. We practice Aikiko Aikido defensive martial art techniques including with the staff, sword and knife as well as calligraphy and art. We also practice misogi - a Japanese practice of purification of mind and body, and chinkon-kishin - settling the body and spirit.
We focus on maintaining harmony with the pure Light of the Universe while exploring the diamond, willow, flowing, air forms within Aikiko Aikido techniques.
Many thanks to Morihei Ueshiba, O'Sensei (Founder of Aikido); Rinjiro Shirata Sensei and Professor John Stevens Sensei for protecting and leading the way as well as for teaching Aikido all over the world with harmony, clarity and pure Light.
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In Aikido we blend in a circular and flowing motion with attackers in order to harness their energy and unbalance them. They are then controlled with joint locks, pins and throws. Participants are taught how to safely fall from a throw.
We welcome individuals interested in studying and practicing along with us.
The Universe As Our Teacher
Practice - Our Prayer For World Peace
Aikido From A Flowing Zen Perspective - Family Oriented