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• Highly effective martial art
• Deals with all kinds of attack from sitting and standing postures and attacks from multiple opponents
• Suitable for men and women of all ages
• Every individual works and develops at his/her own level according to body type, age and fitness
• Excellent exercise for the whole body
• Builds self-confidence and strength of character
• Sharpens awareness and builds physical stamina
• Develops muscle tone and physical strength evenly throughout the body
• Utilizes the competitive spirit only in the development of an individual’s training
• Absence of competitions ensures Aikido maintains its traditional formWhat to expect from an Aikido class:
The average body arts class begins with a 10-15 minute stretch and warm up followed by a short period of ukemi (during which students practice rolling and falling in their own time). Then the teacher demonstrates a technique and the students practice it in pairs under the supervision of the instructor before another technique is demonstrated and practiced in the same way. Training is carried out as much as possible in silence allowing the practitioners to concentrate on working instinctively with the movements rather than thinking their way through them. Each technique is practiced by each practitioner four times, twice on each side, before changing roles and receiving the technique from their partner in the same way. Emphasis is on learning and perfecting through repetition until the techniques become second nature and literally come out of the body instinctively without thinking. In a class students get to try their techniques on many different body types and levels of proficiency and each partner is an opportunity to give further polish to each technique.