What is Aikido

There is much written on the web about what Aikido is and is not. Here, for example, is a link to a Wikipedia article on Aikido, and here, is a link to a very good Aikido Web Resource

However, like many of the best things in life, someone else’s ideas and descriptions of something can never really fully describe an experience. For us at Kamo Aikido we believe the best, indeed the only way, to appreciate what Aikido is and what it can do for you is to join us on the training mat and try it out. If you find Aikido interesting to you maybe you’ll want to know its history, and we can tell you those stories, but to start with you need to determine “Is this for me?” and to do that – come along and have ago!

To help you make this decision some of our students have tried to write a little about what Aikido is for them and what they have got from studying it.