The Best Martial Art for You
In Aikido training, it is important to know our direction before setting out upon a journey. When deciding upon a martial art, we spend some time making sure the training method is the right one for us.
Our facility, however, only provides instruction in the martial arts of Aikido through Aikido Westchester NY, or Tai Chi through Still Mind Tai Chi Westchester. We are located on the outskirts of White Plains with a separate parking facility to make travel from Yonkers, New Rochelle and the Bronx convenient.
Aikido as a martial art is unique in its character in many ways. The techniques emphasize throws and pins over strikes. The movements are quite circular in nature and students are not stress tested in competition, but rather through multiple attacks. Kata usage is limited to weapons training in sword and staff, which is integral to extending the principles of training beyond the body. Finally, in Aikido the objective from the outset is to control the attacker without unnecessary harm, whereas many other martial arts begin with destructive technique and teach control later on in training.
Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, was certainly among the great and undefeated martial artists in world history, but he was not alone. Other methods of training target the same long run objectives of efficient self defense and developing a greater sense of peace internally. Other examples of great martial artists include Jigoro Kano, founder of Judo, Yang Lu Chan of Yang style Tai Chi, and Miyamoto Musashi, the famous undefeated Samurai.
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*Spirit- Initial emphasis on controlling an attacker without harm vs destructive technique. Ultimate goal of all martial arts is control.
**Technique - Empasis on throws, grappling & wrist locks vs strikes
Benefits of Aikido & Martial Arts
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As a woman what are the best approaches practically to martial arts training.
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The discipline leads to improved efficiency and effectiveness while producing a happier and more peaceful person.