Aikido (pronounced “eye-key-dough”) is a traditional Japanese martial art of movement and power. Translated literally, Aikido is “the way of meeting life force.”The founder, Morihei Ueshiba, envisioned a system and philosophy of martial arts transcending mere technical self-defense.

Aikido is a true budo (pronounced “boo-dough”) or martial way of life, evolved from the historic tradition of Japanese warrior arts into an effective and enlightened form of self-

Peachtree Aikikai Atlanta is affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation and the International Aikido Federation under Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei and, in memorium, Mitsunari Kanai Sensei.

defense.  With Aikido, it is possible to subdue a much larger aggressor using minimal effort, but the ultimate goal of Aikido is to resolve conflict safely and effectively without promoting violence to solve problems.  When studied in earnest, Aikido is not merely a science of techniques and tactics for self-defense but a discipline for perfecting the spirit.

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