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Kokusai Aikido

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Kokusai Aikidō Kenshūkai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ha is the school of aikido propagated by Hirokazu Kobayashi (1929-1998) disciple of the founder of aikido Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). Hirokazu Kobayashi's teaching abroad focused on several European nations including France, Germany, Italy and Poland, and these countries formed the core of his independent style.

After the death of Kobayashi in 1998, this school is led by Andre Cognard. Kobayashi Aikido is practiced in several European countries and also South Africa, Indonesia and India.

There are several differences between the Kobayashi style and the other styles of Aikido - including Aikikai. The most striking of these are the suwariwaza or the seated techniques and the amount of stress on Aiki Taiso exercises. There are also subtle and significant differences in the different tachi waza techniques as well as jo/bokken sequences.

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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 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 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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