The physical aspects of Aikido require formal class training on the mats. There is no substitute for live training under an Aikido Sensei. True Aikido training also develops yourself as a whole-person, not just your physical ability.
The time available for formal training on the mats, however, is limited. Aiki Insights is devoted to helping you become the best Aikidoka you can be by supporting your formal class sessions with insights and teachings from various Sensei for the development of your whole-self.
Aiki Insights supports you in four key focus areas for your personal development as an Aikidoka:
Learning How to Learn Aikido (Improving Your) Mind-Body Coordination Aikido Philosophy (With Applications to Daily Life) Personal Development (Character and Inner Spirit)
1. Learning How to Learn Aikido
Learning Aikido requires particular ways of thinking, perceiving, understanding, and applying one’s self. These are skill sets unto themselves and require just as much focused development as does your Aikido technique. Accelerating your progress in Aikido requires not just effort but the right effort. Aiki Insights brings you the accumulated years of practical knowledge and experience from various Sensei in learning how to learn Aikido.
2. (Improving Your) Mind-Body Coordination
The quality of your Aikido technique is directly impacted by the quality of your mind-body coordination. Many people don’t realize that aligning and coordinating the mind and body is a skill that can be developed. Learn how different Sensei develop and master their mind-body coordination and how you can, too.
3. Aikido Philosophy (With Applications to Daily Life)
Aikido has deep philosophical underpinnings that make it a unique martial art. Understanding Aikido philosophy and its core principles helps you appreciate why Aikido techniques are performed the way they are, and what it is you are actually practicing when doing specific techniques. Through Aiki Insights, you will learn a range of perspectives on Aikido philosophy from different Sensei, and how Aikido philosophy and principles can be applied to your daily life.
4. Personal Development (Character and Inner Spirit)
One of the primary aims of Aikido is to develop yourself as a person and as a result contribute to making this world a better place. Personal development is an integral part of being a good Aikidoka. This requires the conscious and active development of your self-awareness, the quality of your intentions, proper behaviour and actions, and ultimately your character and inner spirit. Aiki Insights provides you with numerous methods and strategies to continually grow and evolve yourself for self-perfection through your Aikido training.