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Aikido

Aikido of Palm Beach County
Aikido is a non-competitive martial art that emphasizes blending with an opponent’s attack and redirecting it without causing harm to others.  Aikido is unique among martial arts in its emphasis on balance, flexibility, redirection, extension, and relaxed power as a means to learning self-defense. The techniques of Aikido are not dependent on strength or size to be effective, but call for a working knowledge of physics of bodies in motion and bio mechanics to successfully control an assailant.  The circular movements are designed to lead the attacker so that any of the various joint locks or throws can be safely executed. 
O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba
The Founder Of Aikido
Morihei Ueshiba
1883 - 1969
Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba in the 20th century.  Morihei Ueshiba, commonly referred to as O Sensei by his students, studied a variety of traditional martial arts including jujitsu (unarmed combat), kenjitsu (sword fighting) and sojitsu (spear fighting) and became one of the most renowned martial artists of his day.  He saw that by manipulating and harmonizing with an attacker’s movement a fight can be completely avoided.  O Sensei continued his practice of Aikido until his death at age 86.  After he passed away, the Japanese government bestowed its highest honor, declaring Morihei Ueshiba to be a Sacred National Treasure of Japan.

The benefits of Aikido training go far beyond self-defense.  Aikido teaches you how to focus your mind, body and spirit into powerful unified action, creating a vital, perceptive and engaging personality.  Daily practice improves your physical conditioning: strength, balance, flexibility, coordination and also your mental conditioning: self-confidence, concentration, alertness, intuitiveness and social responsibility.

The principles of Aikido teach you how to avoid confrontations and to stay calm and centered in the midst of adversity. In order to "lead" another person into the circle, we must first be in control of ourselves and be the stable, energized center. In summary, Aikido is a unique blend of philosophy and physics.
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