Shin Shin Aikido Copenhagen
Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 7
2100 Copenhagen Ø

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Aikido – a budo martial art

 Aikido is a system of self-defense that teaches the aikidoka (the aikido practitioner) the ability to respond reflexively to a potential attack in a natural and appropriate way. Aikido is always defensive as the main paradigm is to redirect the force of the opponent’s attack back at him. This is why aikido can never be competitive. Training with a partner, the aikidoka moves through a series of exercises each consisting of an attack and the corresponding ai ki do banner 150x447defensive maneuver.The defender evades the attack while integrating himself into the attacker’s movements. Thus gaining the initiative he can take away her opponent’s balance, allowing him to either pin his opponent with a hold or throw him. Aikido is an effective way to defend against one or several opponents and allows the aikidoka to defend himself against a wide range of attacks.


The three main principles 


Awase - timing 

Integrating yourself into the opponent’s attack and becoming one with his movements 


Tai-sabaki - movement 

Moving your center into the right angle and distance to the opponent  


Kokyu-ryoku - power of breathing

Uniting the three dimensions: timing, movement and power.
Through the use of kiai your inner energy is focused which, with correct positioning and timing,  allows you to seize control of and neutralize your opponent’s attack.

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