Aikido can be translated as "the Way of Harmony", and is a peaceful approach to the ancient Japanese Budo traditions. It teaches fluid movements based on balance and positioning.
The Aikidoist learns to blend with an opponent's energy and redirect it to render an attacker helpless through off-balances, joint locks, and throws. Aikido is a non-competitive art, where students work only to better themselves rather than to conquer others.
Aikido & Jodo Instructor
Neil brings over 30 years of Aikido and over 15 years of Jodo and Iaido experience to his classes. His training and teaching emphasize self-development over self-defense.
“Through the teachings of Budo, we discover how to overcome our own limitations and move with strength, balance, and awareness.”