Aikido (合気道, aikidō?) is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba during the 1920’s as a development of other martial arts he had studied. Aikido is often translated as “the Way of unifying (with) life energy” or as “the Way of harmonious spirit.” Ueshiba’s goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.
At our world class dojo in Silverdale, one of the few full-time dojo’s in Auckland we offer an unparalleled opportunity to learn and practice the art of Aikido and Aikijutsu under the guidance of a senior instructor with over 40 years international experience. . Rooted in centuries-old Japanese traditions, these martial arts embody the principles of harmony, non-resistance, and effective self-defense. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, our comprehensive curriculum caters to all levels of expertise, ensuring that each student receives personalized attention and instruction.
Immerse yourself in the graceful movements of Aikido, where the focus lies in redirecting an opponent’s energy rather than opposing it head-on. Discover the power of blending with your adversary’s force, effortlessly neutralizing attacks with circular motions and precise techniques. Meanwhile, Aikijutsu, with its emphasis on strategic strikes, joint locks, and weapon techniques, provides a deeper exploration into the art of combat. By integrating these complementary disciplines, we offer a holistic training approach that fosters not only physical strength but also mental clarity and personal growth.
Feel free to call 0223 201 202 and talk to our senior instructor Dunken Francis, who will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.
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Our beautiful dojo is located just outside Silverdale and is an ideal location for adults and kids looking for great martial arts classes near Millwater, Orewa, Red Beach, Dairy Flat, Whangaparoa, Stillwater and even Albany and North Shore. Email us now.