Aikido is a non-violent, non-competitive Japanese martial art of self-defense. Its profound philosophy of non-violence, of respect for life, of self-control and self-discipline, makes aikido one of the most perfect systems of self-defense.
Through practice, students acquire not only physical skills, but also the capacity to maintain equanimity and tranquility in situations of crisis and stress in any area of their lives, whether it be at home, at work, or on the street.
Because Aikido is non-competitive, it may be practiced equally well by men and women throughout their lives.
Aikido is not only a system of self-defense, but a means towards the education and formation of oneself. It is a way of life.