Aikido in Watford
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?
In aikido, as in virtually all Japanese martial arts, there are both physical and mental aspects of training. The physical training in aikido is diverse, covering both general physical fitness and conditioning, as well as specific techniques.
Because a substantial portion of any aikido curriculum consists of throws, the first thing most students learn is how to safely fall or roll. The specific techniques for attack include both strikes and grabs; the techniques for defense consist of throws and pins. After basic techniques are learned, students study freestyle defense against multiple opponents, and in certain styles, techniques with weapons.
Everyone is welcome to come along to our Aikido Dojo regardless of fitness or experience.
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 Watford
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.
"A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind." - 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 Watford 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 Watford?
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 Watford is welcome to come along regardless of fitness or experience.
If you are living in in Watford 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 Watford and area. If you are located in Watford 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 Watford and area: timetable and fees.
For anyone who is located outside in Watford or the Greater London area, please do take a look at the Kai Shin Kai list of Aikido Dojos in UK.