Aikido is a Japanese martial art for developing and unifying body and mind. Its origin lies in the ancient art of the sword fencing by the Samurai knights.
Aikido roughly translates to the way of harmonising energies. In Aikido, an attack is not blocked but redirected by means of dynamic, flowing and seemingly effortless movements, and finally controlled. This is achieved by blending in with the initially opposing movement and intention while staying calm and centered.
We practice Aikido in a dynamic, focused and respectful way. In the process, the different Aikido techniques are used to approach and internalise the underlying principles. As there are no competitions in Aikido, it is not directed at winning or losing, but improving oneself in cooperation with each other.