Why Aikido?

Why Aikido?

Aikido can be many things to many different people.  For some, it is a budo, a martial way of life.  For others, it’s a hobby to pass the time.  For yet others, it’s a means of physical fitness.  Aikido, when taught by a good teacher, and approached with an open mind by the student, may be all these things.

At a basic level, Aikido can benefit your physical stamina and coordination.  At a higher level, since learning requires mental and emotional aspects as well, it may help to improve self-confidence and concentration.  Learning concepts such as centering, grounding, posture and appropriate relaxation methods will help you to focus and stay calm in difficult situations.

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