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Aikido

British Aikido Board

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What is Aikido?

Aikido is a Japanese martial art focusing on self-defense that is based on harmonising your movement and intention with that of an aggressive attack.

In Aikido there is no aggression, tension or competition. Classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and may be practised equally by men and women of any size, age or ability. Aikido techniques consist of entering and turning movements that redirect the momentum of an opponent's attack, and a throw or joint lock that terminates the technique.

Benefits

Aikido teaches coordination, physical and mental / emotional awareness, relaxation, flexibility and confidence all whilst learning effective martial techniques.

Equipment

The uniform worn for practicing aikido is similar to the training uniform used in most other modern martial arts; simple trousers and a wraparound jacket, usually white. Both thick ("judo-style"), and thin ("karate-style") cotton tops can be worn. Aikido-specific tops are available with shorter sleeves which reach to just below the elbow.

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Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

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    East Midlands Platform
    Loughborough University
    County Sport Network
  • Melton Borough Council
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    Charnwood Borough Council
    QUEST
    Harborough District Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Equality Standard
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby District Council
    Rutland County Council

Partners

  • Sport England
    Loughborough University
  • East Midlands Platform
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Age UK L&R
    QUEST
  • Equality Standard
    Blaby District Council
  • County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
  • Melton Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council