Ki-Aikido is a modern martial art developed from ancient martial schools.
The words Ai-Ki-Do is Japanese and could be translated to something like
"the Way (Do) to Harmony (Ai) with the Life Force (Ki)".
Ki-Aikido is not only a martial art and a system of self defence,
it is also a life philosophy that can be used in daily life.
In Ki-Aikido one focus on developing ones understanding of Ki ("Life force").
To do this we use different exercises to develop co-ordination between mind and body.
In Ki-Aikido we believe that when mind and body are united,
a person is as resourceful and content as s/he can be; whether it is in work,
relations, practice or self defence.
In Ki-Aikido one does not compete against others - only against oneself.
Through not comparing oneself with others one is able to always win - over oneself!
The principle behind Ki-Aikido is to always strive to maintain harmony,
which means that an attack should not be met with force, but with soft, leading movements.
Ki-Aikido does not focus on punching, blocking and kicking. The emphasis is
on uniting with the force of the attacker in order to lead his/hers energy
and thereby to control the situation. Ki-Aikido places a lot of emphasis on
the dynamics of movement. Therefore one does not need to be strong and atlethic
in order to start practicing Ki-Aikido. There are people in almost all ages practicing Ki-Aikido.