Aikido is a Japanese martial art originating from ancient Samurai sword arts. It was founded in Japan by Morihei Ueshiba, and its development is linked to a martial tradition going back many hundreds of years.
Aikido promotes winning over one's self, instead of fighting with others. It enables students to develop a deep sense of peace and calmness as a basis for whole body power.
Aikido trains the mind, body and spirit at the same time. It's an effective way to deal with everyday stresses and promotes health, vitality and self-confidence regardless of age or physical ability.