What is Aikido?

  • A traditional Japanese martial art
  • A combination of Jujitsu, Judo, and Kendo
  • Includes the use of wooden sword (katana), stick (jo), and knife (tanto) techniques
  • Teaches to blend in with an attack and to redirect it
  • Teaches self-defense from attacks and conflict resolution
  • Train with strikes & grabs and uses locks, holds, throws, and pinning techniques
  • Teaches to fall, roll and stand back up
  • Teaches to use one’s center and find balance
At Princeton Aikikai, we train vigorously but safely, with utmost care for one another.
  • Ai – To Merge  Ki – Energy of Life  Do – A path
  • Based on the unity of body, mind, and spirit
  • Searches for a higher state of consciousness
  • Gives students the opportunity to develop at his or her own pace
  • Provides personal growth
  • Teaches us to love and nurture all life
  • Helps to develop one’s awareness and connection