Core Concepts

Ai-ki-do can be translated as “the way to harmonize energies”

Verbal Aikido® is closely linked to the principles and philosophy of the Japanese martial art Aikido.

This blending martial art started its development in the late 1920s with Morihei Ueshiba (known as O-Sensei – “Great Teacher”).

The movements in Verbal Aikido can be seen as a dance (steps) between 3 postures

Maintaining posture in Verbal Aikido involves moving between these 3 steps: me, you, us.

It is only when we have explored a ‘me’ and ‘you’ that we can creatively propose an ‘us’.

From the Japanese “Masagatsu Agatsu”

Aikido is not a competitive sport, rather an means to find harmony with anything we encounter.

Self-mastery is the goal… no matter our level, we can use less energy and have smoother movements.

Core Concepts