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AIKIDO with MIND & BODY
Cupertino, California

Aikido is a modern Japanese Martial Art and is considered non-aggressive.  Rather than confronting an opponent head-on, as in many martial arts, it harnesses and uses the opponents' aggression/energy against themselves.  It does this by using principles of blending with the opponent's energy and motion to redirect, neutralize and control the attacker.  To accomplish this requires harmony between one's own mind and body, significant focus, and direction of one's own energy, "Ki".  If performed correctly, size and strength are not important for the techniques to be effective.  

Following these principles of Aikido manifests in an inner quality that helps the student develop to their fullest potential in every aspect of life.  Aikido challenges the student to see, think and act from a different point of view.