Welcome to Aikido Ulverston
At Aikido Ulverston we strive to provide both the best teaching and environment to learn the beautiful Martial Art of Aikido.
Aikido provides not only a Self Defence system but fitness, Core Strength, flexibility, Health and wellbeing and many key skills which can be transferred into every day life situations.
Below you’ll find the information you need about our courses, our team and our methodology.
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TEL 0797 393 4066.
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Monday & Thursday
7pm til 9 pm
Monday 6pm til 7pm
At Croftlands Infant School
Oakwood Drive Ulverston LA12 9JU
Tel 0797 393 4066
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art. It was originally developed by Morihei Ueshiba, as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy and religious beliefs. Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attackers from injury, as "the way of harmonious spirit".According to the founder's philosophy, the primary goal in the practice of aikido is to overcome oneself instead of cultivating violence or aggressiveness. Morihei Ueshiba used the phrase "masakatsu agatsu katsuhayabi" ("true victory, final victory over oneself, here and now")
Aikido is a fascinating martial art that reveals its secrets slowly and never runs out of surprises. It was developed principally in the 1920s and 30s from older, traditional arts, above all Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu. It continues to be developed to this day in Japan and around the world.
Aikido includes unarmed techniques, such as throws, pins and strikes, as well as use of weapons (sword- Boken, Spear-Jo, and knife-Tanto).
Equally important are being able to receive techniques and take falls safely, and moving so that you are always at an advantage.
Aikido teaches you how to look after yourself: it develops self-confidence, and the ability to stay calm and focused when under pressure or dealing with conflict. It’s not necessary to be athletic or powerful. Aikido helps develop core body strength, flexibility, balance and timing, and improve your posture and breathing, all of which are more important in Aikido than strength or speed.
There is no competition in Aikido. Competition requires rules, and Aikido has no rules.