WHAT IS AIKIDO?
Aikido is based on the flow of universal life energy call ‘ki’ which permeates and surrounds all things. Aikido translates as ‘way of harmonising ki’ or ‘way of the harmonious spirit’. It is a peaceful, yet dynamic martial art which uses flowing, circular movements. These are used to redirect, transform and neutralise the energy of any attacking force in order to restore harmony and balance to any situation.
We tend to assume that since a woman possesses less physical strength than a man, she would find it difficult to defend herself in a physical attack. However, Aikido teaches us otherwise. Women on average tend to be shorter and have a lower centre of gravity which makes them particularly suited for this hip-oriented, graceful martial art.
Aikido Kids is the most important class offered in Shin Sen. When babies are born they radiate Ki Energy as they are fresh from the source of Ki (The Hara). If you play with a baby or small child, you will notice they have the ability for example hold their arm extended substantially (relative to their size) without the use of force or struggle. That is when you can see the evidence of ki existing in the body in that pure state.
The next Kotodama session (sound harmonising chanting) takes place at 6.30pm 30th March 2017. All welcome. Also the next Winter Intensive is in June 10th, 11th and 12th 2017. All welcome. 6 hourly sessions each day.