Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as the culmination of his martial training.
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 very little physical energy, as the aikidoka (Aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws and/or joint locks.
As a variation of Aikido, the Yoshinkan style is more akin to the prewar Aiki Budo techniques taught by O'Sensei (Morihei Ueshiba), and therefore also generally closer to aikijujutsu than those styles of Aikido developed post-war. There is an emphasis placed on correct form, balance, and timing rather than correct flow.
The Eishinkan Aikido Dojo was founded in July 2001 and became a full member of the International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation in October 2003. We are are located in Anaheim, CA. - in the Servite Wrestling and Judo Complex. Our core training revolves around the traditional Yoshinkan Aikido principles and methodology.
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