Lehigh Acres Aikido School (Meishinkan Dojo)Aikido is a very traditional Japanese Martial Art that stresses harmony of the mind and body. Aikido incorporates joint locking and nerve control techniques together with dynamic throwing techniques to control and subdue an opponent.
Aikido finds its roots in the Samurai fighting arts of feudal Japan. Aikido is the most popular Martial Art taught for police and other defensive tactics programs.
Aikido training includes three traditional weapons: the jo (4 foot staff), the bokken (wooden sword) and the tanto (knife). The skills learned through weapons practice - timing and distance, dynamic movement, focus, intensity and energy extension, etc. - are invaluable to empty-hand technique.