Two-minute aikido documentary by Anita Köhler, Mannheim [watch on Vimeo]

Aikido is a dynamic Japanese martial art focused on self-defence and self-development. Its techniques involve blending with an attacker’s movement in order throw or restrain them without using brute force.

Aikido training develops relaxed, co-ordinated and efficient body movement, timing and sensitivity, physical and mental resilience, fitness and flexibility. On a deeper level, aikido is an exploration of personal interaction, conflict resolution and traditional Japanese culture.
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Michael O’Donovan course in Galway, 27 June 2015

We’re delighted to announce that Michael O’Donovan, 4th dan and head instructor at the Dublin Aikikai, will come to Galway to give a one-day course on Saturday 27 June 2015. Michael has a wealth of experience in aikido, and has long been a friend and supporter of the club.

Training times: 11am–1pm and 2pm–4pm
Recent beginners are very welcome, as are guests from other clubs.
Costs to be confirmed here shortly.
Enquiries to Pádraic at info@atlanticaikido.com or 086 352 2142.

Event details on Facebook

Pictures from demonstration at Farmleigh House, Dublin, taken by Stephen Fleming Photography.

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