Welcome to Aikido Dai Etsu Dojo (Club of Calgary) offering Children and Adult Aikido Classes in NE. and NW. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
“Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba (often referred to by his title ‘O-Sensei’ or ‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level, it is an art involving some throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and some throws and other techniques derived from Kenjutsu.
Aikido focuses not on punching or kicking opponents, but rather on using their own energy to gain control of them or to throw them away from you. It is not a static art but places great emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement.
Upon closer examination, practitioners will find from Aikido what they looking for, whether it is applicable self-defense technique, spiritual enlightenment, physical health or peace of mind. O-Sensei emphasized the moral and spiritual aspects of this art, placing great weight on the development of harmony and peace … ”
(from Aikido FAQ)