All martial arts (e.g. Karate) are designed to teach self defense. Some claim to be the best and some claim all martial arts are the same. If you want to learn self defense, getting to the bottom of this seeming dilemma can be very useful...
All martial arts (e.g. Karate) training supports general health and fitness. Tai Chi in particular stands above the crowd with a specific emphasis on health. How can one use Aikido or other martial arts training to improve their condition?
All martial arts (e.g. Karate) maintain a core philosophy. We all seek to be effective in our efforts and happy in life. Yet we jump from pillar to post seeking happiness in all the wrong places and undermine ourselves at every turn. Martial arts training teaches us to drop that which does not work, discover and amplify what does work, and finally to directly perceive the nature of our world so we can become master of ourselves and our lives.
Understanding the distinctions among the different martial arts is crucial in deciding which best suits your disposition. For example, Karate, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Tae Kwon Do all emphasize striking for self defense. Judo, Jujitsu and Aikido emphasize throwing. Karate, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do and Judo use competition whereas Aikido and Japanese Jujitsu do not...  
 
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Aikido as a Way of Life - Aikido is a traditional Japanese Martial Art that teaches compassion as the foundation for self defense. Conflicts are best resolved before violence erupts. The goal is not to defeat an opponent, but to change their spirit in a positive way. But should violence begin, Aikido teaches strategies such as returning the hostility to the attacker in the form of a throw or pin. The philosophy of Aikido can be used in all areas of life.  
 
is affiliated with the main Aikido headquarters in Tokyo and follows in the powerful lineage of Morihiro Saito Sensei. Our dojo is supervised via the Takemusu Aikido Association in California. Aikido Westchester NY is conveniently located with its own parking facility to serve the lower Westchester County region in areas such as Yonkers, New Rochelle, White Plains, Mount Vernon and the Bronx.
 
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Phone: 914-648-0492
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