Aikido for Self Defense
Our body’s physical, mental and spiritual condition also affects our ability to defend ourselves. There are many situations in life where we need to defend ourselves but not necessarily from physical attack. Daily interactions can cause stress to the body which we also need to be able to defend against. Aikido training offers conditioning of the mind, body and spirit which develops skills for combating physical, mental and spiritual attacks.
Learn Escapes from holds and grabs
In addition to learning how to deal with strikes and kicks, aikido training involves learning escapes from holds and grabs. Being held or grabbed by an attacker actually facilitates many aikido techniques.
Aikido’s ki development methods help develop sensitivity to your own body’s energy as well as that of those around you. The ability to better sense your surroundings is critical to effective self-defense. Developing these skills takes practice just like physical techniques. Every aikido class includes ki development practice.
Aikido training includes basic gun, knife, sword and stick techniques. While basic, these techniques teach effective body movement, joint locks and pins.
Dealing with multiple attackers is a regular part of aikido training. The dynamics of dealing with multiple attackers is quite different than a one on one confrontation. Multiple attackers requires excellent body movement, situational awareness, effective striking, strong extension of energy and much practice.