What is Aikido?
Aikido is a non-aggressive Japanese self-defence system and martial art utilising posture-breaking movements to achieve joint locks, pins and throws.
Aikido is very different from disciplines such as Kick Boxing, Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu or Mixed Martial Arts where there is emphasis on kicking, punching or wrestling.
By choosing Aikido don't expect to spend hours kicking bags or learning boring katas!
In essence Aikido is turning an opponents power against him.
Is Aikido for me?
Because Aikido is a purely defensive Martial Art, it is the preferred choice for many professionals who experience problems with violence in the line of their work.
The law is clear that you are able to defend yourselves from attack but only by using the minimum force necessary.
The police for example are taught basic moves that are quick to learn, but Aikido is equally suitable for other 'customer facing' professionals such as: teachers, doctors, nurses, paramedics, firemen, and others in public services owing to its passive but effective nature.
Aikido is particularly well suited as a self-defence for women as size and strength are not important issues.
Trough the martial-art training at Pinner Aikido Club London you can:
- Learn Self-Defence skills
- Increase confidence and awareness
- Develop better posture and body language
- Enhance flexibility and coordination
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.
"There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within. " - Morihei Ueshiba