About Aikido
 
Aikido Nottingham
What is Aikido? - Aikido is a non-competitive martial art. Aikido is a Japanese martial art created in the early
20th century. The origins are based on the samurai arts of jujitsu and sword, combined with traditional
Japanese spiritual ideas.

What does practise involve? - The non-competitive and non-aggressive curriculum has been designed to
develop secure and healthy individuals, build mind and body coordination, conflict resolution and self-protection
skills, via the techniques and ways of Aikido in small class settings.
Our style is soft but effective. The emphasis is on the principles behind Aikido as well as the techniques.
Learning how and why techniques work is important. The martial side of aikido is taught in harmony with the
artistic side.

Who can practise? - Anyone can practice Aikido, regardless of age, gender or physical make-up. It is intended
as a weaponless system for self-defence and is non-competitive. Circular movements cause an attacker's force
to be used against them. The aim is to control and restrain an opponent rather than cause injury. This makes it
a subtle and graceful martial art suitable for all.

What do classes involve? - Our classes are mixed classes. This allows members to develop their skills and
confidence with people of all abilities. Practice is based on body movement and responses to various attacks.
The primary focus is on empty hand techniques and a single attacker. Other practice involves extending the
basic principles to multiple attack situations. We practice weapon work in relation to Aikido using wooden
replicas of traditional weapons for safety; sword, staff and knife.

What about beginners? - All beginners receive individual initial tuition from an instructor until they are
confident to join the main class. This covers body movement, basic techniques and breakfalls to enable them to
practice with others safely.
Beginners can wear comfortable clothing such as sweat-shirt and joggers until they purchase their own gi.
Students normally wear traditional clothing: a plain white judo or karate suit. We follow traditional Japanese
etiquette during classes.

Who are Aikido Nottingham? - We are the only club in the Nottingham area that is recognised by the World
Aikikai Headquarters in Tokyo, via affiliation to KyuShinKan and British Aikido Board (BAB). All black belts (dan
grades) are internationally recognised.
The most common questions about Aikido and our club are below. If you have any queries, please contact us.
What is Aikido? - Aikido is a non-competitive martial art. Aikido is a Japanese martial art created in the early
20th century. The origins are based on the samurai arts of jujitsu and sword, combined with traditional
Japanese spiritual ideas.

What does practise involve? - The non-competitive and non-aggressive curriculum has been designed to
develop secure and healthy individuals, build mind and body coordination, conflict resolution and self-protection
skills, via the techniques and ways of Aikido in small class settings.
Our style is soft but effective. The emphasis is on the principles behind Aikido as well as the techniques.
Learning how and why techniques work is important. The martial side of aikido is taught in harmony with the
artistic side.

Who can practise? - Anyone can practice Aikido, regardless of age, gender or physical make-up. It is intended
as a weaponless system for self-defence and is non-competitive. Circular movements cause an attacker's force
to be used against them. The aim is to control and restrain an opponent rather than cause injury. This makes it
a subtle and graceful martial art suitable for all.

What do classes involve? - Our classes are mixed classes. This allows members to develop their skills and
confidence with people of all abilities. Practice is based on body movement and responses to various attacks.
The primary focus is on empty hand techniques and a single attacker. Other practice involves extending the
basic principles to multiple attack situations. We practice weapon work in relation to Aikido using wooden
replicas of traditional weapons for safety; sword, staff and knife.

What about beginners? - All beginners receive individual initial tuition from an instructor until they are
confident to join the main class. This covers body movement, basic techniques and breakfalls to enable them to
practice with others safely.
Beginners can wear comfortable clothing such as sweat-shirt and joggers until they purchase their own gi.
Students normally wear traditional clothing: a plain white judo or karate suit. We follow traditional Japanese
etiquette during classes.

Who are Aikido Nottingham? - We are the only club in the Nottingham area that is recognised by the World
Aikikai Headquarters in Tokyo, via affiliation to KyuShinKan and British Aikido Board (BAB). All black belts (dan
grades) are internationally recognised.
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