Manseikan Aikido - Aikido Knowledge Base - Aikido Glossary
Manseikan Aikido is an independent style centred in Kyushu, Japan. Founded in 1954 by Kanshu Sunadomari an Japanese aikido teacher who was an uchideshi to the founder of aikido, Morihei Ueshiba.
Practitioners of his style recite the Spirit of Aikido before beginning each practice. Practice in Manseikan Aikido consists of a set of flowing warm-up excersises, a number of paired movements that train both body movement (taisabaki) and breath-power, practice of basic technique (kihon waza), as well as paired warm-down exercises (sei no undo).
Sunadomari is known for his emphasis on kokyu ryoku (breath power) and his extremely soft and powerful technique.
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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.
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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.