St. Joseph, Mo. Aikido Club of Saint Joe, Mo.
Phone – Jeromie Frost at 816-617-1000
WildMan Fitness, 2808 Pembroke Ln, St Joseph, MO 64506
St. Joseph, Mo.
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The Principles Of Aikido
The movements of Aikido are soft and unforced. This softness, however, comes only as a result of hard, rigorous training.
The severity of traditional Japanese martial arts serves as a foundation for Aikido. The movements typified by atemi (striking) and Irimi (entering) are used to check one’s opponent for an instant. However, the skills we practice everyday include in general the secrets of every conceivable attack and defense. Aikido organizes movement logical and without force; the distinctive feature of Aikido is that there is no opposition to the movement s of Aikido ad that there is no opposition to the movements of Nature.
From the very essence of these unforced, natural movements, it follows that there can be no competitive matches in Aikido practice. If one practice with an ego for winning then force is bound to emerge.
Like the progress of waves spreading outward from a center, Aikido too is spreading in great rings throughout society. The principles of Aikido practice depend on the repetitious drilling of techniques, thereby implanting these movements firmly in the mind and the body, hopefully to awaken a response in the deepest heats of human beings. The number of students, women, children and older people in Aikido is increasing because these training methods in Aikido is increasing because these training methods enable each to train according to his own particular needs and limitations. Everyone. no matter what his age or previous experience, can find satisfaction in Aikido.
Uniting with others in mutual practice, using unforced, correct movements while doing one specific technique together we learn to acquire strength in accordance with the principles of Nature
“The secret of Aikido,” O-Sensei wrote, “is to harmonize with the movement of the universe and bring ourselves into accord with the universe itself.” O-Sensei maintained that budo is a work of love, a path to overcome discord in ourselves and bring peace to the world, “to make the heart of the universe one’s own heart.”