In our video gallery you can see technical execution of some Aikido holds, to see variants of Aikido execution techniques with representatives of other martial arts, to learn methods of fighting with weapon by Katori Shinto-ryu school technique. In "Training routines" section you can see and estimate the specifics of trainings in our club, and visualize all the nuances of Aikido technique execution.
Trainings in Mumonkan Aikido Club
As you know, Aikido is not just a form of martial arts. It is a philosophy which is deeply influenced by religious concepts of peace and universal harmony. As a result studying of attack as the main form of demonstration of aggression is not paid due attention to in Aikido. Thus attack in classical Aikido is not executed but only demonstrated so it looks formal and unreal.
We understand that people mainly come to the dojo to practice self-defense. So it's necessary to study what you are to defend yourself from – a real attack. Aikido is not a separately existing system, it is a synthesis of fighting systems. Nothing prevents you from studying Aikido techniques along with elements of other martial arts: Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu and Aiki-Jutsu. That's why special attention at the trainings in our club is paid to practicing of striking and throwing techniques.
The trainings program includes the following:
- Aikido techniques studying;
- throwing and striking techniques studying;
- technique of protection against the attack of several opponents;
- studying methods of fencing with various types of weapon.
Trainings with weapons
We also studied how to use weapons. Aikido originated in Japan – a country where people are not indifferent to weapons of all kinds. For more than five centuries in the Land of the Rising Sun there exists samurai fencing school – Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu. It is officially recognised by the government of Japan. The school teaches the art of swordsmanship, fighting with pole, bo, and naginata. Practicing Katori Shinto-ryu greatly supplements Aikido trainings. It is easily explained by the fact that many features and nuances of Aikido techniques execution become clear and obvious, when you have in your hands a thing like a bokken or a jo.
In "Katori Shinto-ryu techniques" section you can get acquainted with kata of Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu school, to get some positive energy and get ready to master your skills.
Note. It is necessary to understand, that only by means of video materials it is impossible to master Aikido independently, as far as there is no one to correct your mistakes, make the necessary adjustments in techniques, give advice and detailed explanations. Therefore, all of the videos presented here have not an educational but a demonstrative character.