Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed in the 1920’s by Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei, which evolved from the older forms of Jujutsu. It is a discipline that focuses on development of the body and the mind, and trains one to move in harmony with oneself and others. Literally, Aikido translates as “the way of the spirit of harmony”. Aikido, in addition to being an effective form of self-defense is also a means of personal development and conflict resolution. It’s the hope that all students endeavor to become well-rounded students, embracing the training both on and off the mat.