When you practice aikido, you'll train to move off the line of attack, break someone's balance, and then redirect their force. You'll learn how to throw  attackers in the air and immobilize them on the ground. Other times, you'll be the attacker, and you’ll learn how to fall down safely, receive a pin as a stretch, and blend with your partner’s energy.

Circular movements and joint locks, rolls and dramatic throws are essential elements of the aikido vocabulary. Relaxed motions neutralize brute strength. Conflict turns into harmony.

Aikido techniques offer endless nuance and stay with you off the mat in your everyday life. Aikido is graceful, invigorating—and addictive.

What does all this look like in practice? You are welcome to visit our dojo and find out.

 
 

Martial Arts in NOLA - Aikido of New Orleans