Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art
developed in the 1920's by Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. It evolved from the
older forms of Jujutsu to a non-violent, defensive martial art. It is a
discipline that focuses on development of the body and the mind, and
trains one to move in harmony with oneself and others. At the heart of
Aikido is the Eastern concept of ki - the universal creative principle.
Aikido seeks to unite this universal ki with the ki (life force or
breath) found within each person. Literally, Aikido translates as 'the
way of harmony with ki'.
The main principle in the execution
of the techniques is to control the aggressor without inflicting
injury. This is done by redirecting the force of attack, culminating in a
throw, joint lock or immobilization.
Through training in Aikido, one can develop one's
ability for self-protection. This is accomplished by the practice of
both receiving and executing various techniques. Firmness, stability and
elegance are what make Aikido a powerful and effective martial art.
This deal is good for One Month of Unlimited Aikido Classes for $25, a $90 Value!
The Abiding Spirit Center, located in Crystal Lake - Illinois, is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization providing resources that focus on
empowering the individual, improving health and strengthening
relationships through the use of natural, traditional and creative
avenues which utilize mind, body, spirit connections.