Aikido in HA1
What is Aikido?
Aikido (Japanese: 'way of spiritual harmony'), (originally derived from the Japanese Martial-Art: Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu) is a martial-art that utilising: locks, holds, throws and pins. The aim is to turning an attacker's strength and momentum against him. Pressure on vital nerve centres are also used.
Aikido is very different from disciplines such as Karate, Kick Boxing, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Kempo and Krav Maga where there is emphasis on kicking, punching or wrestling.
By choosing Aikido don't expect to spend hours kicking bags or learning boring katas!
Aikido is versatile with flowing circular movements and you will practice a variety of differing attacks and defences (applications) during a typical evenings training.
Is Aikido for me?
Because Aikido is a purely defensive Martial Art, it is the preferred choice for many professionals who experience problems with violence in the line of their work.
The law is clear that you are able to defend yourselves from attack but only by using the minimum force necessary.
The police for example are taught basic moves that are quick to learn, but Aikido is equally suitable for other 'customer facing' professionals such as: teachers, doctors, nurses, paramedics, firemen, and others in public services owing to its passive but effective nature.
Aikido is particularly well suited as a self-defence for women as size and strength are not important issues.
Trough the martial-art training at Pinner Aikido Club London you can:
- Learn Self-Defence skills
- Increase confidence and awareness
- Develop better posture and body language
- Enhance flexibility and coordination
Club and Aikido Training
No fitness or experience necessary. Everyone is welcome our Aikido Dojo.
Pinner Aikido Club London runs a mixed class with separate changing facilities. The classes are quite social affairs and training partners are encouraged to help each other with fair practice and advice.
Training partners are changed frequently so you won't be stuck with one person all night. Our Aikido students work at their own pace during the training sessions and no one is forced into doing anything they are not comfortable with. Most of all though, our classes are fun!
How to join? - Aikido in HA1
You don't have to sign up to anything so you can feel free to come along and visit - join in or just watch from our seating area if you prefer.
"The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang. " - Morihei Ueshiba
"It is necessary to develop a strategy that utilizes all the physical conditions and elements that are directly at hand. The best strategy relies upon an unlimited set of responses. " - Morihei Ueshiba
If you are looking for Aikido in HA1 and area you are the right place. Remember it is not wholly about combat, self defence and mastering the ability to kick ass. It teaches the individual about mental discipline, building confidence and personal fitness. If you are willing to embrace these facets, why not read more about Aikido in HA1?
Pinner Aikido Club is a part of the Kai Shin Kai International Traditional Aikido Association (KSK), which is a member of the British Aikido Board (BAB).
Aikido is essentially a non-violent martial-art system that encourages the avoidance of confrontation and harmony with an aggressor. The classes are well attended with Aikido students always on the mat and aimed at all levels, from beginner to advanced but everyone who is interested in Aikido in HA1 is welcome to come along regardless of fitness or experience.
If you are living in in HA1 and you are looking for some place to train you can easy find us by clicking at the huge button at the top of this page. Our Aikido students work at their own pace during the training sessions and no one is forced into doing anything they are not comfortable with. Pinner Aikido Club London can help you achieve self-defense skills, self-esteem, confidence, and fitness. Most of all though, our classes are fun.
Pinner Aikido Club provides Aikido in HA1 and area. If you are located in HA1 please feel free to come along and visit - join in or just watch from our seating area if you prefer. Either way you will be welcome and hopefully you will have an interesting time at our friendly aikido club.
You do not have to be competitive or naturally athletic to take part in the Aikido class. Learning Aikido is about self-improvement and self-confidence.
Regardless of your size, body type and current level of physical ability or disability. If you are looking for a healthier, more confident way of life, then the modern art of Aikido may well be for you.
Find out more details about Aikido in HA1 and area: timetable and fees.
For anyone who is located outside in HA1 or the Greater London area, please do take a look at the Kai Shin Kai list of Aikido Dojos in UK.