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Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Of course, the philosophy and internal benets of Aikido are accompanied by concrete
physical benets. Aikido training is an excellent program for all-around physical fitness,
flexibility, and relaxation.
Aikido training does not view the body and mind as separate. The condition of one will
affect the other.
In Japan, a nation of many martial arts, Aikido is the one chosen for instruction to the
elite Tokyo Metropolitan Riot Police and Secret Police. The reason for this may be the
extreme flexibility inherent in the art.
AIKIDO: A MARTIAL WAY
To understand Aikido and its benets, it must be said that as a traditional Japanesemartial art, Aikido is more than simply an
efficient method of self-defense. It is a form of Budo –
a “martial way”