Aikido is often misrepresented and misunderstood. It's philosophy and principles involving "harmony" and re-direction of energy are important - but must be applied to the reality of life. It is first and foremost a MARTIAL ART which means there are strikes and kicks used in conjunction with throws and wrist locks. It is a supremely effective approach to develop mental, emotional and physical self-defense.
Aikido techniques are based on leverage and balance so size or strength don't matter. It's ideal for military, law enforcement training, and women's self defense.
ZANSHIN AIKIDO SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
To provide REALISTIC Aikido training for self-defense.
To provide the most traditional and genuine training of Aikido techniques as established by the Founder Morihei Ueshiba and his original Uchi-Deshi.