Aikido literally means "The Way of Harmony"
Aikido is a traditional Japanese system of self-defence involving throws and joint locks techniques. It is essentially non-competitive and non-violent. Aikido is regarded as a subtle and graceful martial art, effective but also suited for gentle people. This is a sport that addresses moral values and offers a practical way of life.
The main objective of Aikido is to contribute to the quality of our society by encouraging a chivalric and moral code of behaviour. Students of Aikido train both body and spirit with the intention of becoming sincere and more rounded individuals.
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