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"Defence with a smile" is one of the beautiful definitions given to the system of Aikido, a traditional Japanese martial art, has been developed in the early part of the 20th century by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), known as O-Sensei (venerable teacher). He redefined the martial arts and made it into a spiritual level. O-Sensei, was born in 1883 in Tanabe, a coastal town in southern Japan. From the time of his youth, he studied various martial arts, eventually including Sumo, Swordsmanship, Spear technique, Staff technique, and various styles of Jiu Jitsu, particularly the Yagyu and Daito styles.
Literally, Aikido translates as "the way of harmony with Ki." (pronounced ‘key’) . Aikido seeks to unite this Ki of the Universe with the Ki found within each person. The Founder of Aikido believed that a person was at their highest level of self-actualization when univeral ki and one’s personal ki were aligned. Use of the word “ki” or spirit in a Japanese context doesn’t necessarily imply that of a religious connotation. Rather, it recognizes the inherent energy found in all living and nonliving things… all matter and non-matter, that is.
The core principle of Aikido is not opposing the oncoming energy rather redirects it against the assailant himself. Hence it is not the muscle power and strength, but timing and correct positioning of the body that is used in Aikido. This makes any weak person including ladies can subdue a strong opponent with ease.
Being a martial art, people are often surprised, even perplexed to learn that Aikido means "the way of harmony." “Ki” is the Eastern philosophical concept of the universal creative principle of life – the life force or breath. Ki is at the heart of Aikido – both in concept and in word. When the word is broken down into syllables it reads Ai-Ki-Do.
The purpose of Aikido training is the perfection of a martial skill, attitude and the improvement of one's character. The objective of Aikido is invariably to defend yourself against an attack instead of performing a counter attack and brutally hurting the assailant. Rather, it controls incoming forces and subdues the assailant. Ultimately the system of Aikido is to contribute to the making of a better society through the united training of body, mind and spirit. O-Sensei, the founder of Aikido, spent decades spreading this message of peace through the art of Aikido.
Hanshi Jamala Measara (9th Dan in Karate, 8th Dan in Kobudo and 7th Dan in Aikido), an internationally acclaimed and one of the most revered martial artists of today is the Chief Instructor and Examiner of our style of Aikido. Under his patronage, training and guidance, our Aikido classes are going on.
In our modern society, abided by a well formed law and order, any sort of aggressive attack, even if it is to defend your life, would be treated as an offence in the view of law unless and until it is proved to be. Many situations the aggressor is the person who is dear to you, acted aggressively merely by sudden emotion or by the effect of alcohol etc and hence you cannot hurt him or her. So a system like Aikido has the power to control and subdue the assialent and inflicts minimal hurt and thus able to avoid the consequent legal actions.
Besides, this system has numerous lethal techniques available to dislocate joins and break neck and bones if you have to face a dangerous assailant.