AIkido IS A JAPANESE MARTIAL ART FOUNDED BY

Morihei Ueshiba

Ueshiba Morihei
植芝 盛平
 
1883 |1969
 

 

"faire concorder".

 

"AI" MEANS

Unifying

"KI" MEANS

"ENERGY"

[It is as much the strength, movement or intention of the attacker]

 
 

"DO" MEANS

"THE WAY"

["Do" has a spiritual dimension:

it is the path without end]

"AIKIDO" can therefore translate into

"the way of meeting energy"

[To better undestand,

let's take a look at two simple principles]

 
 
 
 

(IM)BALANCE

When standing in guard, the human body has two points of balance and two points of imbalance (one before oneself, one behind oneself).

 

Attacking (coming to grab, hit, cut) implies moving. Moving implies liberating one's foothold, or, in martial arts, gliding on very soft footholds. When attacking, in the space of a heartbeat, one's foothold vanishes. Attacking is putting one's imbalance in motion.

MOVEMENT

In AIKIDO, ONE meet the attacker's energy, and ONE amplifIES the natural imbalance of the attacker's moving body

SHIRAKAWA sensei

SHIRAKAWA sensei

SHIRAKAWA sensei

SHIRAKAWA sensei

SHIRAKAWA sensei

SHIRAKAWA sensei

SHIRAKAWA sensei

SHIRAKAWA sensei

SHIRAKAWA sensei

SHIRAKAWA sensei

 

To pin or throw the attacker to the ground

 
Miyamoto Tsuruzo shihan

Miyamoto Tsuruzo shihan

Kuribayashi Takanori shihan

Kuribayashi Takanori shihan

IN AIKIDO, one never uses STRENGTH

First, in a contest of strength with someone, the strongest will win. And there is always someone stronger than oneself. Second, if one opposes their strength to the attacker's, they reinforce the attacker's foothold: one is then struggling against oneself.

 

In aikido,

ONE relaxES

 

By positioning oneself right, one amplifies the direction of the attacker's strength (or movement) into the attacker's imbalance. The attacker provides all the power, which works against them.

This is why

aikido is practiced

by women and men of every age

 
at their own pace
within their
abilities
with
kindness
la
concentration
with
focus
and care of the other

in aikido,

true victory is

victory over oneself

Masakatsu Agatsu/Morihei (« True victory is victory over oneself, [signed] Morihei » (The Essence of Aikido, Budo Edition)

so, why not you?

to improve

technically,

physically

AND spiritually

there is no competition in Aikido

 
 

come discover aikido on our tatamis

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SECTION AÏKIDO
 

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