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What to Expect on Your First Aikido Class

What to Expect on Your First Aikido Class

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Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art created by Morihei Ueshiba, who is referred to by some aikido practitioners as O'Sensei, or Great Teacher.  Aikido is not just martial arts, but an expression of the philosophy of universal peace and reconciliation. This is now practiced in 140 countries worldwide. Because Aikido’s primary goal is discipline and overcoming oneself instead of cultivating violence and aggressiveness, a lot of people, young and old alike, like it compared to other martial arts. It is often mistaken as a sport, but it is not, because it mainly teaches self-defence and defence of others, and not really about fighting. A lot of parents enrol their children to aikido, and even women prefer this over other martial arts.  If you’re interested in getting s...