At the Stamford Center for Martial Arts                   

   To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace

To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace

                                                                                                                                            Morihei Ueshiba

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Seminar Nov 22 2014
Seminar Oct 11 2014
Seminar Jul 12 2014
Seminar Apr 26 2014
Seminar Dec 14 2013
Seminar Nov 17 2013
Seminar Sep 9 2012
C B Festival May 5 2012
Seminar Apr 15 2012

What is Aikido?


Aikido is a positive and non-aggressive way to center and stabilize our lives - a means by which we learn to see more clearly and think more calmly. Thus Aikido is a way to a state of mind united with nature.

A first and most important premise of Aikido is that the mind, body and spirit work best as a single integrated unit. Only by working in harmony with the power of a positive mind, the strength of a relaxed body through a tranquil spirit, may we best utilize the principles of Aikido.

The success of these principles depends upon the physical discipline of practice. Physical practice enhances self confidence, as well as sensitivity, relaxation, awareness, and concentration; thus making coordination of all these elements easier.

The movements of Aikido are not designed to vanquish enemies in a violent manner, but to neutralize aggression by redirecting it.

Based on the principle that any attack represents unbalance, Aikido provides a way to restore harmony without causing permanent injury to anyone. This is accomplished with circular motions to counter and deflect linear actions by would-be attackers.

In order to deflect attackers and lead them to the restoration of harmony, we must be in firm but relaxed control of our own body, mind and spirit. Aikido is a most effective way to achieve this goal, because conflict and frustration are dealt with in a peaceful manner.

You will find that the techniques and principles learned through Aikido practice make for a more positive and relaxed life in harmony with all other persons.


                           Morehei Ueshiba also known as Osensei (Great Teacher)  demonstrating

            Kogi-fundo or "boat rowing" exercise              and       Shihonage technique or four directional throw