Martial-Arts in West Harrow
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?
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? - Martial-Arts in West Harrow
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
"Opponents confront us continually, but actually there is no opponent there. Enter deeply into an attack and neutralize it as you draw that misdirected force into your own sphere. " - Morihei Ueshiba
If you are searching for Martial Arts in West Harrow and area you are the right place. Remember it is not wholly about combat, self defence and mastering the ability to kick ass. It teaches the individual about mental discipline, building confidence and personal fitness. If you are willing to embrace these facets, why not read more about Martial Arts in West Harrow?
The Pinner Aikido Club have been helping people improve their lives through Martial Arts since 1995. By following our clubs path you will learn how to bring together the mind and the body to achieve your goals, be it weight loss, getting fit or boosting confidence and social skills. Our Martial Arts instructors are all highly qualified, well trained and motivated to help you get where you want to be by learning and practicing Martial Arts.
The philosophy is simple; "Everyone can learn and develop their bodies and minds by learning martial arts to achieve self-defense skills, self-esteem, confidence, and fitness in a relaxed, exciting and fun way."
The modern Martial-Art of Aikido is versatile with flowing circular movements and you will practice a variety of differing attacks and defences during a typical evenings training. Aikido is performed in pairs, at your own pace, with one taking on the role of attacker whilst the other defends.
Martial Arts in West Harrow
For those who are interested in Martial Arts our classes are are held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening at our Harrow dojo, and Thursday evening at our Pinner dojo in NW London.
If you are living in West Harrow and you are looking for some place to train Martial Arts you can easy find us by clicking at How to find us link.
If you are located in in West Harrow please feel free to come along and visit - join in or just watch from our seating area if you prefer. Either way you will be welcome and hopefully you will have an interesting time at our friendly club.
Find out more details about Martial Arts in West Harrow and area: timetable and fees.