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the Chairman of the Board

Nikos Deligiannis

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Aikido

What is Aikido

Aikido is a stand martial art as well as a practice body and spirit.
Founded in 1942 in Tokyo and spread worldwide by the Japanese Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), perfectly adapted to everyday life, because in addition to physical exercise, provides another way of life visa.
The techniques taught in addition to the physical implementation in the gym, an excellent management tool and understanding of our relationships with people and the environment.
In short is a militant knowledge 24 hours during all our life in which we can understand and manage effectively multitude of our everyday problems.
Morihei Ueshiba wanted to create a martial art, in which students are able not only to protect themselves, but also to protect the attacker from injury.

The benefits

Increasing centralization, coordination, fitness and flexibility.
Developed reflexes, learn to move with calm and confident.
Path of self and peace, the capacity built to solve conflicts and situations with more calm and positive way.
Contribute to increased confidence and lays the basis for continuous self-improvement and development of new skills.
Improving our quality of life, to "break" our old habits and develop new, to see our everyday life with greater clarity and determination and to gain a greater understanding of ourselves and everyone around us.
Training in Aikido contributes to fitness and physical health.
The pace of the workout increases progressively developing the aerobic and anaerobic capacity.
This strengthened the cardiopulmonary system.
Techniques include ordering various muscle groups.
Thereby accomplished the acquisition of the correct muscle range and flexibility.
Through the various movements and charges achieved the muscular and skeletal reinforcement.
Muscle timing and reflexes are improving. It should be emphasized that Aikido does not require bodies with excessive muscle volume or flexibly than normal.
And so contribute to the harmonious development of the body, causing it to be strong and healthy.
Every person, regardless of age, physique or previous experience in martial arts (And physical activity in general) can begin to be exercised in Aikido and continue for as long as he wishes.
It is no coincidence that all great masters of Aikido still practiced and taught even after the 70 years age, which in most societies considered prohibitive for almost any physical activity.

Practice with weapons

Training includes techniques with wooden weapons like the jo (stick), bokken (sword), the tanto (knife).
The weapons used in combination, or by unarmed techniques (e.g. disarming).
Many techniques in Aikido are derived from traditional techniques with weapons, e.g. attacks in Aikido derived from the attacks of sword.

Achieved better understanding and preservation of the distance (ma ai) trainees.
Constant movement and avoid from sword attacks, cultivate a better sense of distance and time, which is vital for the training of trainees.
Many advanced Aikido techniques on defense against weapons.
To ensure that these techniques can be practiced safely, 

it is important for students to know how to attack properly with weapons, and to defend themselves against such attacks.
That is a way to facilitate the understanding of the general principles of Aikido movement.
Add the element of intensity to Aikido practice, especially in practicing with defenses against attacks with weapons.
Provided the practitioner the opportunity to develop a kind of responsiveness and sensitivity to the movements and actions of others, in a format that is usually highly structured.
Moreover, it is often easier to discard competitive mentality and can focus in cognitive development.
It is an excellent way to learn the trainee the principles governing lines of attack and defense.

Women in Aikido

Why are women so good at Aikido?  

First of all, Aikido is different from most martial arts. Instead of defeating an opponent, the goal of Aikido is to harmonize with your opponent in order to neutralize the conflict. The word ‘opponent’ is used when talking about sports, wars and other contests. It usually conjures an image of a rival who must be defeated in order to be successful.

In aikido, we use the word ‘partner’ instead. ‘Partner’ comes with a very different set of connotations. A partner is someone you work with in order to achieve a mutual goal. The highest aim in aikido is to turn an opponent into a partner. People who practice Aikido are trying to find a way to make contact and move with their partner with as little effort as possible. Aikido is a positive martial art. In Aikido, one defends themselves from an attack by adding his or her strength to the strength of the attacker. If someone attacks with one hundred percent of their power, an aikidoka can add as little as 1% of their own strength to the opponent’s attack in order to neutralize it. By absorbing your partner’s power you become even stronger. This is what allows the smaller person to overcome someone much larger. It also gives old men the power to toss much younger and stronger partners with no effort at all.

That's why Aikido is the perfect martial art for women.

Safety in Aikido

Aikido is a martial art is quite safe. The philosophy of O 'Sensei was to create an art in which the practitioner will be able to defend himself while protecting the attacker from an injury.
However, practitioners are good to follow first the trainer's instructions to the letter, secondly, some basic rules, which are based on common sense.
The level of preparedness of the practitioner knows the instructor, and only under the supervision techniques applied more safely.
It requires the utmost attention to the demonstration of the technique by the instructor in order to apply, as he teaches it.
We perceive the space around us to avoid conflicts among practitioners.
The defending student who applies the technique is responsible for the safety of the attacker.
The practitioner applies the attack must follow the trainer's instructions for performing a safe ukemi.
Good technique of fall, is one of the key factors of safety education.
It is important to remain relaxed during the training. In this way, we allow the body to move freely and easily follow the movements of techniques, avoiding to injure.
It is advisable to avoid the possible training if we are sick or tired.
Warming up and stretching the muscles is the best way for a safe and effective workout.
Therefore we come to a few minutes before the start of the course made good warm-up helps us to avoid muscle injuries and perform better.

First class

In your first lesson you can bring with you a long pants-form a t-shirt and a pair flip flops and you will be instructed how to bow to enter and how to exit the dojo.
You'll leave the course with some information material and experience how someone practiced in Aikido.
The (general) questions are good to become the instructor after class.

 

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