As a study of physical movement, Aikido teaches you body and spatial awareness. Aikido practice is a form of functional training, improving mind-body coordination that applies to activities of everyday life. It emphasizes natural movement and uses minimal effort to execute techniques. This practice reduces muscle tension and increases freedom of movement. Aikido training can improve your performance in competitive and recreational sports. Its focus on balance and safe falling helps avoid injuries both on and off the training mat. Training improves physical conditioning, and helps develop balance, flexibility and coordination. Aikido’s movements are graceful and fluid, and can be practiced by anyone at any age. In fact, it often becomes a continually evolving life-long physical study. Because of the multi-faceted nature of Aikido practice, many students experience improved energy levels and an overall sense of well-being.

Some benefits of Aikido training are:

• It is a system of training that will help keep you from harm

• Teaches safe techniques for falling and avoiding injury

• Promotes improved mind-body coordination

• Aids in increasing flexibility of joints and muscles

• Provides methods for relaxation of body and mind

• Improves focus and concentration

• Raises stamina and physical conditioning

• Trains the mind to remain calm under stressful situations

• Develops a dynamic, energetic individual