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?
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.
Many real life attacks begin with a grab, either to pull you off balance or to move you away. Aikido students learn to defend against many different grabs, usually starting with the wrists and progressing to being gripped by both hands and then on to punches.
A Group of experienced martial-arts instructors at Pinner Aikido Club London can help you achieve:
- Self-defence skills
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Better posture and body language
- Flexibility and fitness
Club and Martial-Art Training
Pinner Aikido Club London runs a mixed martial art 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.
How to join? -
You don't have to sign up straight away. Please feel free to come along and visit - join in or just watch from our seating area if you prefer.
Either way you'll be welcome and hopefully you'll have an interesting time at our friendly aikido club.
Please visit our FAQ section, that contains all the common questions related to club and training.
See our New Starters Guide to find out what to wear and what you can expect when you come along.
"When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way. " - Morihei Ueshiba