Aikido practice

  • Aikido practicing is a cooperative, not competitive, enterprise. Techniques are learned through practicing with a partner, not an opponent.
  • Aikido practice is demonstration-based. Verbal explanations are limited, the participants being encouraged to develop their powers of observation.
  • Formality and etiquette is used as a powerful teaching tool for the development of skill and sensitivity beyond a purely physical level.

More specific information on training at Aikido of Athens, can be found at : TRAINING AT AIKIDO OF ATHENS

Aikido mind

Using the cooperative method of practicing Aikido in learning to deal with aggressive and threatening situations, we also learn to deal with the weaknesses, fears and doubts within ourselves. Thus we develop self-confidence.

After prolonged practice there are deeper developments - e.g. perceptive clarity, focus and concentration combined with relaxation, expanded consciousness.

Aikido body

Aikido develops every aspect of one's physical condition. Balance, coordination, reflexes, muscle tone, stamina and fitness, flexibility, breathing, and posture are all improved by Aikido practicing.

In particular, the art and practice of receiving Aikido techniques safely develops unique body skills such as dynamic flexibility, and how to absorb and redirect power and impact.