Aikido Auckland - Aikido on Auckland's North Shore.
Aikido teaches you how to fall safely, boosts energy levels and improves posture and core strength.
Aikido techniques do not rely on physical strength, making it suitable for a broad range of people.
Aikido aims to redirect an attack instead of meeting force with force.
Aikido consists of throwing and pinning techniques supported by the study of bokken (wooden sword) and Jo (wooden staff).
In addition to physical fitness and technique; mental training, controlled relaxation and development of "spirit" (ki) are emphasized in traditional aikido training.
Sensei Dunken Francis is a 5th dan Traditional Aikido instructor & qualified Sports Coach with over 20 years experience teaching both adults and children, and is the author of the popular "Aikido - A beginner's guide" (book) and "Aikido - The first steps" (DVD) used as study guides in many dojos throughout the world.
The Institute of Aikido Auckland is situated on Auckland's North Shore in Okura, near the East Coast Bays, with another dojo in Silverdale.
Founder member of the Institute of Aikido International group of clubs, with members in NZ and Australia.