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Aikido: Art or Martial Art?

Joe Thambu, Aikido Instructor

28-Mar-14 15:00

Aikido: Art or Martial Art?

Aikido, loosely translated as the “way of adapting the spirit,” is a Japanese martial art which emphasizes harmony and self-defense. However, critics argue that Aikido’s highly choreographed techniques and aversion to causing injuries makes it impractical for real-life situations. Aikido instructor Joe Thambu sheds more light on the origins and philosophy of this 20th century art of combat.


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