The Japanese word “Aikido” means “The way of unifying (or being in harmony) with life energy.” The Japanese Martial Art of Aikido is much more than self-defense. It is also a path of personal mastery, and a tool for developing one's self as an effective, harmonious, and dimensional human being. Training sessions are highly practical. Students learn to get centered, work with "Ki" (universal energy), blend with their partner’s actions and redirect attacks through spiral movements.
"Aiki is not a technique to fight and defeat an enemy. It is a way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family.” Founder Morihei Ueshiba