Aikido - Thursday Evenings
- Every Thursday from Thu 20 Apr 2023 - Thu 22 Jun 2023
- 19:30 - 21:00
- Please Note:
- No external footwear allowed in studio. Shoe covers can be provided at reception if requested.
- €10 per class
- Michael O'Donovan
Aikido is a Japanese martial art that aims to resole conflicts in a non-violent manner. Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires little physical strength, as the Aikido practitioner 'leads' the attacker's momentum; using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with a variety of throws or pins.
Practice is performed in pairs in a cooperative way. Practice aims at improving oneself as much as at helping the partner improve. More than an efficient self-defence system, Aikido is a personal development tool that will help you develop physical abilities such as agility, speed, economy of motion, and flexibility; as well as mental qualities such as self-confidence, focus, awareness, and calmness when facing challenges or conflicts. Once you become proficient Aikido can be practiced vigorously and is a good aerobic workout.
Practitioners of all levels are welcome and complete beginners can join at any time of the year. All our instructors are officially affiliated to the Aikikai (the Aikido World Headquarters) and travel to Japan on a regular basis to train intensively with the Japanese masters.
About Michael O'Donovan:
The instructor Michael O'Donovan has trained in Aikido for over 30 years with a range of Japanese and European instructors. Michael holds a 5th Dan from the Aikikai headquarters in Tokyo and has been teaching Aikido for over 15 years during which he has brought many students to black belt level.
Please see our Covid-19 in studio protocols here
Rates: €10 per class.
For further information:
- Telephone: 087 9244360
- Website: https://www.dublinaikido.com/