Welcome to the Kildare Aiki Aikido website
Kildare Aikido focus our training on freestyle movement , multiple attacks and self defense while retaining the values and principles of Takemusu Aikido Ireland and the International Aikido Academy under the Direction of Sensei Simone Chierchini 5th Dan AIKIKAI .
Functionality is the main theme of our training and this is what makes it a very effective form of self defense and a great cardio workout.
Kildare Aikido are affiliated or associated to the following :
International Aikido Academy,
Takemusu Aikido Ireland,
Irish Martial Arts Commission,
Irish Aikido Association.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba .Aikido is often translated as the way of harmonious spirit .Aikido is preformed by blending with the motion of an attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head on .This requires very little physical energy, as the Aikido practitioner leads the attackers momentum using entering and turning movement . The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks.
Takemusu Aikido Ireland follows the traditional teachings of Iwama style Aikido, blending them with the best technical innovations of more recent Aikido styles.
Takemusu Iwama Aikido is the style of Aikido that was taught at Iwama dojo by the Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, and especially the lineage passed on through Morihiro Saito Shihan, the predilect pupil to whom O’Sensei entrusted the responsibility over the Iwama dojo, after being his closest disciple for 43 years. Takemusu Iwama Aikido includes the combined study of traditional Japanese weapons (Bukiwaza), specifically Aiki-jō (staff) and Aiki-ken (sword), and of empty-handed Aikido (Taijutsu).