Aikido is a martial art for body & mind. Its origin lies in the ancient art of the sword fighting of the Japanese Samurai knights.
Aikido literally means “the way of harmonious spirit”. The goal in Aikido is to learn moving and acting from a stable core – the centre – and thereby to feel exceptionally calm and centered in all actions.
In Aikido, an attack is not blocked but redirected by means of dynamic, flowing and seemingly effortless movements, and finally controlled. Therefore, coordination and flexibility are more important than strength and weight, which makes Aikido accessible to everybody.
We practice Aikido in a dynamic, focused and respectful way, with using the Aikido techniques to approach and internalise the underlying principles of Aikido. As there are no competitions in Aikido, it is not about winning or losing, but practicing and advancing in connection with each other.