Benefits of Training

Shiho nage technique

Aikido is suitable for men and women, young and old. It has many benefits when practiced regularly, including;

  • Improved health and well-being.
  • Increased fitness and flexibility
  • Improved posture, balance and co-ordination.  Learning to use your body in an efficient, relaxed way.
  • Self-confidence and stress management.

Training in Aikido requires students to face and deal with conflict, not run away from it. Musubi Ryu has a focus on developing awareness of mental and physical tension patterns. Normal responses to conflict are fear and tension, these are recognised and replaced with a relaxed, proactive approach.

Self-defense. Techniques taught in Aikido do not require strength or size. However the ultimate self-defense is to read the situation and respond appropriately, minimising conflict