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Aikido - A Way Of Life !

Updated on February 10, 2012

Aikido ! Power Of The Spirit.

Most Martial Arts and fighting forms are knowen for fast agressive Offinseve pressure, but Aikido is just the opposit.Aikido Foundlementals are based around reversal style Fighting techquniqes.Aikido is more then a fighting art, it is also a Budo, witch means the joining of the body and the mind.Its beliefs is basically derived from the belief that deceptions and trickery or brute force will not make us defeat our opponents. Aikido uses, spiritual strength in order two defeat there adversary.

Aikido is also used as a way to discover our true paths so that we can develop our individuality. It also teaches its practitioners to unify their body and their mind so that they will become in harmony with the “universe” and with nature. Their power and their strength will come from this balance and harmony.




Aikido As A Martial Arts

The word “universe” in aikido is not some obscure concept that one cannot achieve. It is actually quite concrete and is even within the grasp of the person. Training in aikido will help out the student in everyday life.

The best offense is a awesome defense!to defend an attack, you must dodge the opponents attack, but stay in range two counter. However, as you try to defend by getting out of the opponent's operative range, you must also try to keep up your own range of effectiveness in order to counterattack efficiently.

You won't be able to give an effective counterattack if you stepped too far away from your opponent. Similarly, being too close would definitely lessen the effectiveness of your techniques. Everything will depend on the situation. As an Aikido practitioner, you must learn to determine how to avoid your opponent's range while controlling your own in various situations.

Aikido Fighting Weapons

Aikido is a open hand fighting art, there are no specific weapons per-say, but aikido uses movements and strikes as their weapons. Their mastery of these movements are their weapons against people who wish to do them harm.

Ikkyo


This is the most primitive movement in aikido. In fact, it is the first to be taught. By applying grips on the elbow and wrists aikido fighters can control their opponents The grip can apply pressure on the ulnar, a medial portion of the arm.

strikes that are used as attacks against the vital points on the body. This movement is meant to cause much damage; so it is rarely being used in aikido. Still, if there is a need, one can use atemi in fighting your way out of brawls. It can also be used as a form of distraction. Atemis can take your opponent by surprise and break his concentration by providing a startling incident. When used the right way, it can also ruin your opponent’s balance, which can provide an opportunity for you to strike or to run away.

Aikido! A Way Of Life

At the heart of it, the Aikido spirit is about cultivating relaxation and a serenity throughout everyday life to be able to harness this virtue in actual physical combat. Modern day students of Aikido testify that they bring the Aikido spirit with them throughout ordinary mundane activities, forming a bridge between principles of how to tackle everyday life and combat moves on the training mat. Modern day students of Aikido testify that they bring the Aikido spirit with them throughout ordinary mundane activities, forming a bridge between principles of how to tackle everyday life and combat moves on the training mat.

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      8 years ago

      I'm a self defense instructor always looking for innovations. Aikido is a beautiful form of martial art.

      Nice hub!

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