Aikido, The Art of Peace
The Japanese martial art of Aikido (pronounced “eye-key-doe”) is a beautiful and dynamic form of moving meditation and non-violent self-defence. It is often called ‘The Art of Peace’ due to its philosophy of non-violence. Aikido teaches us how to respond to aggression with compassion, and how to resolve conflict in positive ways. There are no offensive movements, no losers or competitions, and no-one is harmed. Aikido is about polishing our spirit and improving ourselves from within, about developing awareness and care for each other, and for our environment.