Martial Arts with Aikido in Sydney

Martial Arts with Aikido in Sydney: Martial arts in Alexandria, central Sydney

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Welcome to our martial arts dojo (place of the way). We are dedicated to the study of authentic martial arts. We offer arts derived from the Samurai traditions of Japan that are informed by modern combatives and the sciences. We and our students find them a helpful tool for living in today’s world too. 

Unlike many martial arts, those practised in our dojo require no advantage in strength or speed, and can be practised successfully by women, men and children of all ages and abilities. In addition to the new skills you will gain,  you will also develop flexibility, coordination, concentration, improved health and fitness, effective communication skills and self-esteem. The physical aspects of our arts such as Aikido are graceful and dynamic yet are only the outward manifestation of what is, most importantly, a real and direct way to improve our quality of life.

We are based at Chapel Lane, Alexandria in central Sydney. We are close to Redfern Station (5 minute walk), less than a kilometre (10 minute walk) from Sydney University, or a short bus ride from Sydney CBD.

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Martial Arts you can study

Aikido Inner West SydneyAikido: Our core art, aikido, is a modified feudal form that offers the principles of peace and non-resistance as a highly effective art for subduing an attacker without harm. It is for this reason that it is popular with policing the world over. This is where most of our students start and we offer a two lesson tryout to get you started.

Traditional weapons: We offer instruction in the weapons of the samurai: sword and staff. These arts teach confidence, projection, body alignment and understanding of distance. Many consider weapons training a moving meditation.

Atemi-jutsu (the art of striking): Delving deep into the roots of aikido using modern combatives and the study of kōryu (ancient) arts we offer atemi-jutsu. This is a striking art far removed from point-sparring and board-breaking. It’s a devastating form popular with the military for effectively resolving a situation in which your life is at risk.

Kids programs: Kids lives today are more complicated than ever, yet the need to develop physical confidence, concentration and skills for a situation you would prefer never happen form the core of our kids programs. Age appropriate for children and teens they undertake modified aikido as their bodies and minds mature.

Self defence: Did you know the majority of violent and sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the person assaulted? Our self defence program takes a step back from the punching bags and stranger-in-the-street scenarios and looks first to develop practical awareness skills to avoid situations before they start, escape techniques for when things get a bit handsy, skills to get you out of trouble and then finally skills for when your own life or the life of someone you care about is at imminent risk.