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Discover Aikido, a Modern Japanese Martial Art in Perth

Immerse yourself in the ‘way of harmony’ with Aikido, a modern Japanese martial art, right here in Perth, Western Australia at Jan de Jong Martial Arts & Fitness. Aikido, an unarmed method of self-defence, was established in Japan in 1942 by Morihei Ueshiba. It’s founded on the principles of harmony and non-resistance, allowing you to take control of an attacker’s force or momentum, rather than stopping it.

The Power of ‘Ki’ in Aikido

This martial art doesn’t rely on physical strength, but on balance, leverage, skill, and the application of ‘ki’ or life force. The term ‘ki’ is often used by martial artists and is the Japanese equivalent of ‘Chi’ in China or ‘Prana’ in India. In Western cultures, we might refer to it as ‘focused mental thought’ or an extension of our thought process. It’s present in all things and is also referred to as ‘life force’. When understood, this concept explains why you don’t need to be physically stronger than your opponent to master Aikido.

Aikido Classes in Perth

Our Aikido classes in Perth combine practical self-defence movements derived from Ju Jutsu, spear and sword fighting, Aikijutsu, and other martial arts forms. The emphasis is on harmonising with the attacker’s force. Aikido has gained immense popularity due to its highly ethical and moral nature, as it is fundamentally a non-violent self-defence system.

The Effectiveness of Aikido

While Aikido is often considered a softer martial art and the gentlemen’s fighting art, it is undeniably an effective form of self-defence. Jan de Jong studied Yoseikan Aikido in Japan under Mochizuki Sensei, a direct student of Aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba.

Aikido at Jan de Jong Martial Arts Fitness

At Jan de Jong Martial Arts Fitness, our Aikido classes in Perth focus on the smooth, flowing, and circular movements that are typical of Aikido, but with a very dynamic and practical application. We don’t limit ourselves to the downward strike and hand grips, as found in some practices. Instead, we recognise the need to offer solutions against more common attacks such as punches, kicks, and weapons. We are proud to offer a balance that recognises measured and reasonable responses to any given situation.

Experience Aikido in Perth

Experience the power of Aikido in Perth at Jan de Jong Martial Arts Fitness. Our classes provide a unique blend of traditional techniques and practical applications, making us a leading choice for Aikido training in Perth. Our dojo welcomes adults of all fitness levels, and our experienced instructors are dedicated to teaching you the techniques of this traditional Japanese martial art.

Frequently Asked Questions about Aikido in Perth

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that focuses on harmony and non-resistance to an attacker’s force. It combines movements from various martial arts forms and emphasises balance, leverage, and the application of ‘ki’ or life force.

Yes, Aikido is suitable for individuals of all fitness levels and martial arts experience. At Jan de Jong Martial Arts Fitness, we offer classes that cater to both beginners and experienced practitioners.

Unlike many martial arts that rely on physical strength and power, Aikido focuses on using an attacker’s force against them. It’s often considered a softer martial art, but it’s an effective form of self-defence.

Our Aikido classes in Perth focus on smooth, flowing, and circular movements typical of Aikido, with a very dynamic and practical application. We also teach how to defend against common attacks such as punches, kicks, and weapons.

You can get started by contacting us to inquire about our class schedules and enrolment process. We look forward to welcoming you to our Aikido community in Perth.

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