Origins of Aikido
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morehei Ueshiba sensei in the 1920's based on eary Japanese martial arts that he studied. It can be used for self defence, and aims not to use lethal force against an attacker.
Aikido can be split into three parts:
Ai means "harmony"
Ki means "energy, or spirit"
Do means "the way, or path"
Aikido is studied and practiced by people of all genders and ages.
Practice is open to beginners as well as experienced Aikidoka (a Japanese term for a practitioner of the martial art Aikido), the details of training times are available here.
Kenshinkan Aikido Club is a member of The European Tomiki Aikido Federation (ETAF) which is part of the British Aikido Board (BAB) the governing body recognized by the sports council for Aikido in the UK and The world governing body, the Japanese Aikido Association (JAA)