AikidoThe Art of Natural Movement
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed in the early 20th century developed by Morihei Ueshiba Sensei. Using a comprehensive set of training methods encompassing empty hand and weapons based fighting, Aikido develops a calm, undisturbed state of mind and a supple and versatile body that can move and adapt freely to any situation or task at hand. Its greatest challenge however, lies in its call for breaking the downward spiral of violence and find positive ways of being and interacting with others, even in the most difficult of situations.
Aikido is open to people of all ages, fitness levels and physical/mental constitution and abilities as it does not depend on strength for effectiveness. Practicing with weapons – the sword, staff, knife and spear – is integrated into training to develop versatility and gradually lead to the free and spontaneous application and adaptation of our movements according to each individual moment and situation.
Calm and Storm Martial Arts is a non-partisan space for training and learning Aikido in a fun and friendly environment. Our members and instructors hold affiliations to various schools and organisations including the Aikikai, the worlds largest Aikido organisation, the Shiseikan Budojo Tokyo, Shinryukan New Zealand, Buikukai New Zealand, the Aikido Federation of Germany, and the Fudoshin Network. As a result we are able to provide a uniquely eclectic approach to Aikido training that integrates teachings from all of our various teachers, including two of the most highly regarded masters of modern Aikido Christian Tissier Shihan and Endo Seishiro Shihan, and many of their foremost students.
6.15 – 7.30pm Aikido (general)