Counting in Japanese - Aikido Articles

1 is ICHI

2 is NI

3 is SAN

4 is SHI (or YON)

5 is GO

6 is ROKU

7 is SHICHI (or NANA)

8 is HACHI

9 is KU (or KYUU)

10 is JUU

11 is 10+1 JUU ICHI

12 is 10+2 JUU NI

13 is 10+3 JUU SAN

14 is 10+4 JUU YON (JUU SHI is possible by JUU YON is used more)

15 is 10+5 JUU GO

16 is 10+6 JUU ROKU

17 is 10+7 JUU SHICHI (or JUU NANA)

18 is 10+8 JUU HACHI

19 is 10+9 JUU KU (or JUU KYUU)

20 is 2+10 NI JUU [note that it is the opposite of 12 (JUU NI)]

21 is 2+10+1 NI JUU ICHI

22 is 2+10+2 NI JUU NI


30 is 3+10 SAN JUU


40 is 4+10 YON JUU (rarely SHI JUU)


50 is 5+10 GO JUU


60 is 6+10 ROKU JUU


70 is 7+10 NANA JUU (rarely SHICHI JUU)


80 is 8+10 HACHI JUU


90 is 9+10 KYUU JUU (not KU JUU)


100 is HYAKU - the first special word


105 is 100+5 HYAKU GO

158 is 100+50+8 HYAKU GO JUU HACHI

200 is 2+100 NI HYAKU

799 is 7+100+90+9 NANA HYAKU KYUU JUU KYUU

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Aikido is a modern Japanese Martial Art and is very different from disciplines such as Karate, Kick Boxing, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, MMA, BJJ, Kempo and Krav Maga where there is emphasis on kicking, punching or wrestling.

Aikido is an extremely efficient self defence (also as Self-Defence Women London) system utilising balance-taking and posture-breaking movements to achieve joint locks, pins and throws. It contains elements of Ju Jitsu, Kendo, Judo and other budo.

Aikido Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening at our Harrow dojo, and Thursday evening at our Pinner dojo in NW London. Pinner Aikido Club London is a part of the Kai Shin Kai International Traditional Aikido Association (KSK), which is a member of the Aikido Alliance.

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 is welcome to come along regardless of fitness or experience.

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 in London can help you achieve self-defense skills, self-esteem, confidence, and fitness. Most of all though, our classes are fun.

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.

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