Video: Reflections on aikido from Seishiro Endo. Demonstrations from Endo sensei, Christian Tissier, Ulrike Serak and Max Eriksson Ohlwein.

Aikido is a dynamic Japanese martial art focused on self-defence and self-development. Its techniques involve throwing or restraining an attacker using co-ordinated body movement. Aikido training develops body awareness, fitness and flexibility, timing and sensitivity, and physical and mental resilience. On a deeper level, the art is an exploration of personal interaction, the psychology of conflict, and traditional Japanese culture. (Read more…)

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New beginners’ course

Our next six-week beginners’ course starts on Monday 8 May 2017, 7.30–9pm.

The course will introduce you to all the basics of aikido, including stretching, rolling, falling safely, basic throwing and pinning techniques and dojo etiquette. The six-week course should satisfy your curiosity and help you decide whether aikido is for you.

The cost is €40 for six classes. (You can also train Thursdays 8.30–10pm, also tailored to new beginners.)

Classes for age 16 and over.

For more information see our Starting Aikido page, e-mail info@atlanticaikido.com or contact 086 352 2142.

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