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Centering, Mind-Body Harmony, Self-Defense

Robert Nadeau, head instructor
Aikido of Mountain View offers a unique martial arts approach that applies Aikido principles to everyday life. We emphasize centering, blending, and peaceful resolution of conflict to help the individual improve self-confidence, enhance teamwork, and cope more effectively with stress.

Aikido is a Japanese martial way founded by Master Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). The techniques of Aikido depend not on physical strength, but on circular motions that blend with the energy of the attacker. Practitioners of Aikido gain not only the benefit of a powerful system of self-defense, but also a set of values and attitudes that seek to make conflict unnecessary. The founder, whom we refer to as "O Sensei" (Great Teacher), was a powerful man who mastered many traditional fighting arts before developing Aikido. He said "Aikido is not a technique to fight with or to defeat the enemy. It is a way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family"

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