Teaching Aikido to Special Needs Students

Students learning aikido

If your child has a developmental disability, the therapist has probably recommended that your child’s therapy be supplemented with a sensory diet. You may consider martial arts so your child can learn how to move with other children, create physical boundaries, be aware of others’ boundaries, and resolve conflicts without fighting. Children who have autism … Read more Teaching Aikido to Special Needs Students

How Young Is Too Young to Learn Aikido?

A child kicking in a martial arts class

If you want your child to learn martial arts, aikido is a great option. Though it’s one of the lesser-known martial arts, it’s one of the best for young, developing bodies. It’s ideal for children who do not excel or have no interest in team sports. The combined physical and mental practices enable them to … Read more How Young Is Too Young to Learn Aikido?

The History of Aikido

MoriheiUeshiba, founder and developer of Aikido.

Introduction In the modern times, learning self-defense has become important. There are different techniques and types of martial arts which are used for the purpose of self-defense. A very common Japanese approach for self-defense is Aikido which is based on the concept of defending oneself while not promoting any kind of violence or aggressiveness. The … Read more The History of Aikido

Tips for Learning Aikido

Diagram showing a difference between Tori and Uke while in a combat of Aikido

Martial arts can be defined as a set of techniques and codified systems which are used in combat against the enemy or attacker. It is a term derived from the Latin language which stands for “art of Mars”. These sets of techniques are used for different purposes which include self-defense, law enforcement application, competition, and … Read more Tips for Learning Aikido