Aikido principles focus on coordinating mind and body by learning to be mentally and physically relaxed and centered.
As students train, they develop calmness, grace, and strength under pressure. They are able to achieve clarity and react calmly. Their newfound strength allows them to defend against much larger attackers. Self-defense techniques are performed efficiently and effectively. Minimum effort results in maximum effect.
Aikido teaches self-defense against both single and multiple attackers. All attacks (grabs, punches, kicks, and weapons) have a weak or blind spot. We move to these weak spots, upset the attackers’ balance, and use proven techniques to establish control.