Energy in motion

What is Aikido?

It can be hard to describe what Aikido really is. Trying it out is the best way. The name Aikido (???) is built from the three "words" Ai (harmony, friendship and love), Ki (mind, willpower and energy) and Do (The road, which unites the body and the power).

Aikido is a road (Do) for the training of the body and the mind, based on effective self-defense techniques.

The creator of Aikido was the Japanese master Osensei Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969).

Aikido is a martial-art, where there are no competitions and real fights. You could say that Aikido is a defensive martial-art, which is build upon a number of techniques that use the power of the attacker to defeat him.

When Aikido is practiced it can look very easy and fluid, but it requires more patience to learn Aikido than for instance Ju-Jutsu or karate. But patience is rewarded in Aikido.

In Herlev we train the Aikido style called Tendoryu Aikido. Tendoryu Aikido was created by Kenji Shimizu Sensei (8. dan). He was one of the last personal students ("uchi dechi") of Osensei Morihei Ueshiba. The style of Tendoryu Aikido is recognized through big, clear movements, which look fluid and natural.

Shimizu Sensei is often in Germany, from where we also get training and inspiration.

Other places in Denmark where Tendoryu Aikido is being practiced is in Fredericia and Varde.

Shimizu Sensei together with Osensei Morihei Ueshiba