Aikido classes teach you how to fall safely, boost energy levels and improve posture and core strength. Aikido Martial Art principles redirect an attack instead of meeting force with force and the techniques employed do not rely on physical strength, making it suitable for both men and woman, large or small! It is a traditional martial art and an effective form of self defence. The Aikido Martial Art system consists of throw and pin techniques, and the study of bokken (wooden sword) and Jo (wooden
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staff). In addition to physical fitness and martial techniques; mental training, controlled relaxation and development of “spirit” (ki) are emphasized in the traditional Aikido practised at the Institute of Aikido Auckland dojos.
Sensei Dunken Francis is a 5th dan Traditional Aikido instructor & qualified Sports Coach with over 25 years experience teaching both adults and children, and is the author of the popular “Aikido – A beginner’s guide” (book) and “Aikido ...