Wadokai Aikido is a Great Martial Art for Women
Aikido is a great martial art for anyone which obviously includes women. Aikido focuses on using an attackers energy against them by use of blending, redirecting and off balancing. To do this effectively you must learn to move properly with good timing, distance and extension of energy and not rely on simply trying to over powering the attack. The movements learned in aikido are particularly effective for evading and escaping various forms of attack like wrist or arm grabs, chokes and punches. These movements are learned by performing basic body movement exercises which are unique, fun to perform and promote whole body wellness.
Physical Fitness and Wellness
Regular training in aikido has many physical and mental health benefits. The basic movements in aikido are especially good for the core muscles and for lower body strength but also good for improving stamina, over-all muscle tone and for developing a leaner physique. The Ki Development aspects of aikido also offer many benefits through the practice of structured breathing, meditation and mind and body unification.
Learn Effective Self Defense
A significant portion of self defense has to do with your own mental state or condition. Your mind and spirit must also be trained. A healthy mind, body and spirit working together will provide the most viable self defense. Aikido offers the opportunity to develop effective self defense movements against various attacks as well as a way to prepare the mind and spirit.
Learn in a Community Environment
Aikido training is practiced in a very supportive environment. Students are there to learn and help others learn aikido. There are no competitions or contests. Each student works within there own abilities. Aikido’s philosophy is one of love and harmony through martial discipline which is how we practice. The physical movements and activities of aikido are unique and uplifting for the mind, body and spirit