Welcome to the Kildare Randorikai Aikido website
Kildare Aikido focus our training mainly on freestyle movement , multiple attacks and self defense while retaining the values and principles of Randori Aikido Ireland .
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.
Our blend of Aikido might be best characterized as a Hard free style Aikido
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.
Randorikai Aikido Ireland follows the teachings of most Traditional Aikido Schools , blending it with some of the functional innovations of more recent Aikido styles and Self Defense methods .
Our Training has a heavy foundation in Self Defense as stated and in doing so we do not use or practice Sawari Waza , this would be one of the real difference between our blend of Aiki.. we also use a lot more Atemi Waza than usually seen in Traditional Forms of Aikido.