We teach the Japanese martial art of takemusu aikido at the Kokoronokai Centre in Norwich.
Aikido is largely based on Daito-ryu ju jitsu whose techniques can be extremely damaging if not lethal. However the aim of aikido is not to damage but to protect. This requires self-discipline and a change in attitude to physical threat.
Aikido was founded by Morehei Ueshiba in the mid 20th century. He was regarded by leading martial artists as the pre-eminent martial artist in Japan during his life time. He died in 1969.
Takemusu aikido involves the spontaneous development of responses to aggression and was the highest level of aikido taught by the founder. This can only be achieved through regular training to re-educate the body's natural response to threat.
Ōsensei Morihei Ueshiba