About Aikido

Aikido is a Japanese martial art created by Morehei Ueshiba.

Aikido means “way of harmonized energy.”
The basic foundation of Aikido is to teach people to hone their natural responses to evade, off balance, and redirect an attacker’s power, subduing him/her using throws and joint locks. Mr. Ueshiba taught that an attacker’s energy could be dealt with more efficiently by yielding to it, even adding to it, rather than by trying to meet that force head-on with equal or greater force which is the primary characteristic of most other martial arts.

With this in mind, anyone, no matter what their size or age, stands a more favorable chance against a larger, younger, or stronger opponent.