BAKI(Martial arts) / Shibukawa-sensei still exists
What kind of image do you have of Aikido? Aikido has no games, so what kind of martial art is it? Many people don’t understand it, but it’s actually a very beautiful martial art. (First of all, please see this video = many beautiful techniques of Professor Shirakawa)
How was that? Compared to karate and judo, it’s not a match format, so it may seem that you don’t feel nervous, but do you feel that it’s a much more beautiful martial art?
The characteristic of Aikido is that there are no matches (win/lose). Therefore, there is no “rule that this is prohibited”. (Dangerous acts = techniques that are prohibited in other martial arts actually exist in Aikido) Also, the points that are particularly important are “Weakness, Breathing, Posture, Maai“, etc. The way of thinking is different from other sports competitions.
Normally, the focus tends to be on the side that performs the technique, but in the case of Aikido, the recipient (the side that is passive) also uses heavyweight to parry the opponent’s power and practice daily so that damage does not accumulate on the body. By applying this, it can be applied to daily life, such as “building a body that will not hurt you even if you fall, and training your mental strength so that you will not compete with others.”
By the way, the episode of Professor Gozo Shioda, who is rumored to be a model of Professor Baki/Shibukawa, is a very famous story that is still told, and anyone can experience its awesomeness.
Anyone can easily get started with Aikido / Great martial arts
Each person has their own way of starting Aikido, but since it is not a sports competition, one of the characteristics is that the age at which Aikido starts ranges from the elderly to children. In recent years, the rate of highly conscious girls flowing into Aikido is high, which is a factor in increasing the competitive population. (For your reference, I would like to introduce a dojo (near Tokyo) where you can meet real masters like Baki = Shibukawa-sensei.)
Today, I would like to introduce you to the charm of Aikido. Aikido is a martial art = self-defense, but it is not something that hurts people as a martial art. In addition, the competition population is said to be about 1.6 million in the world, and it is a martial art that many people, including women and children, are training every day. Compared to karate and judo, it has less sporty elements, so it may seem plain at first glance, but real aikido is a world similar to the technique shown by Professor Baki Shibukawa, and once you experience the real thing, many people are attracted to it. There is no doubt that you will be attracted to it. Aikido can be started from any age, so if you are interested, we recommend that you try it once. (Maybe it will change your life too)