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What is Aikido?

The Principles of Aikido

Aikido principles are based around exploiting the weaknesses of an opponent. Joints, posture, can all be vulnerable areas when attacked or challenged. In essence Aikido is turning an opponent’s power / momentum against themselves by using the exact degree of control required to neutralize their energy without inflicting undue harm.

The History of Tomiki Aikido

Kenji TomikiAikido was originally called “Daito Ryo Aiki Ju-jitsu.” These traditions were passed down through generations until Professor Kenji Tomiki developed the current form of Tomiki Aikido taught in Leeds.
The way to train for Aikido is similar to other Ju-jitsu and Judo techniques, involving unarmed fighting and can sometimes also involve the use of weapons.
Aikido is practised through sets of fighting moves called ‘kata.’ There are 17 techniques in the basic kata.
Tomiki Aikido has, in some areas, developed into a sport and each lesson has a time of ‘Free play’ where participants can try out the effectiveness of their moves in a more realistic fighting scenario through practical application.
Competition is now considered a big part of Tomiki Aikido and a national competition is held annually in which participants demonstrate their katas and fighting techniques. There is also an established British Tomiki Aikido Squad who train together regularly and compete at an International level.

The Benefits of Tomiki Aikido

Practicing the art of Tomiki Aikido will benefit everyone, male or female, young or old. You will quickly find that your fitness and health has improved whist still enjoying the training, especially if you attend regular classes around Leeds.
We cater for all people and what they actually want from training, some students like the formal and analytical aspect of Tomiki Aikido in Leeds, other students prefer the competitive and sports side. All our classes no matter how basic or advanced will benefit you in developing a fitter, more supple and stronger body whilst also improving flexibility and reflexes.

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