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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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