Shin Shin Aikido Copenhagen
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2100 Copenhagen Ø
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Controlling the energy in an attack 

 

When an attacker initiates his attack, he is already determined to perform a parti- cular punch, kick or hold. This intention will keep him in a fixed pattern of action, and his options to spontaneously react differently will be locked by his own intention to attack. In aikido the attack is regarded simply as movement, but with an energy that can be controlled through the  right attitude and technique. An attack is not stopped by applying force, but ai ki do banner 150x447 by integrating  the parry into the attack to take control of  the opponent’s energy. The ability to react spontaneously and synchronize your movements with those of your opponent is an important basic element in aikido. Through constant training you develop the ability to understand and counter any aggressive actions without becoming a part of the aggression. 

 

The universal energy 

Aikido is a budo martial art, which integrates the physical and spiritual sides of life. The philosophy is that life is a continuous flow of energy. When this is acknowledged,

the thought of fighting proves meaningless. Basically, aikido is the art of understanding and becoming one with creativity, love and ultimately life. 

 

 

 Your mind should be in harmony with the functioning

of the universe; your body should be in tune with the

movement of the universe; body and mind should be

bound as one, unified with the activity of the universe.

Morihei Ueshiba


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