Created in Japan by Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido’s foundation is rooted in several varieties of jujutsu, as well as sword, staff, and spear fighting. Oversimplifying somewhat, Aikido takes the joint locks and throws from jujutsu and combines them with the body movements of sword and spear fighting. Aikido has no tournaments, competitions, contests, or “sparring.” Instead, all Aikido techniques are learned cooperatively at a pace consistent with the abilities of each trainee. Almost all present day styles of Aikido identify at least two common ideals:
*A commitment to peaceful resolution of conflict whenever possible.
*A commitment to self-improvement through Aikido training.
At Eibara Aikido we are guided by the central idea taught at the main school of Berkshire Hills Aikido, which forms the core of our style – The Continuous and Returning Center.
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