What is Aikido
Aikido's history or lineage is based on older methods of martial arts like: Ju jitsu, spear, sword and knife. No one art can take the credit for the birth of Aikido. Aikido is known for it's graceful and flowing movements, but what is not obviously apparent is the martial edge disquised in those graceful and flowing motion. Like Tai Chi, Aikido's objective is to transform your body and mind on to the pathway of nonresistance. Since nonresistance is key, one should never collide with the force of the attacker. Like a matador dealing with a bull, Aikido techniques deal with force in such the same manor. It doesn't matter if it's a punch, kick or take down, when something intense is headed your way, we find it's imperative to make the necessary changes to avoid and control the attack. Much like if your driving and have the opportunity to avoid a collision by steering away. It's common sense and the most effective way of dealing with a colliding force. Practicing Aikido will teach you how not to fight or more precisely struggle when challenged with force.
Tri City Aikido dojo (School of practice) specializes in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. What should be noted is that Aikido is a martial art, not a sport art. The difference? Simple, competition is not present. In martial arts, the use of an application is the last resort and is not rewarded with a trophy. The dojo is a place where the focus of your mind is essential and relaxation of the body is fundamental. The techniques practiced encourage natural movements of the body which allow for decades of training.
Many people have come to understand that training in Aikido isn't just about the physical movements, but how you come to think and or percieve action. If you have a mind of conflict, then your words and your body will tend to collide and follow that energy line. The search for personal peace through martial arts is the goal here at Tri City Aikido. It is a place where you can find a balance of spiritual awareness training while maintaining a sharp martial edge that creates a wonderful and dynamic learning environment.
- Taijitsu (empty hand applications) that involve various strikes, kicks, grabs, grappling, joint locks, pressure points, throws and controls
- Kenjitsu (Japanese sword training) which also includes sword taking and controls
- Jojitsu & Bojitsu (Short and long staff) which also includes various attacks, forms, controls and projections
- Tantojitsu (knife) defense, attacks, controls and projections or throws
Here at Tri City Aikido, we offer a "Complete" curriculum you may not find elsewhere. A very attractive quality of the art is it's ability to connect and relate all methods of practice. When you learn one facet, you learn another indirectly. Practice is always peaceful in a traditional environment.