On this page: what is Aikido? ~ Aikido resources ~ Aikido Books ~ Aikido dvd’s ~ Aikido Clothing & Equipment ~ Martial Arts Scotland Aikido pages: register your Aikido Club, Find an Aikido Club near you.

Martial Arts Scotland Aikido pages:
(Register your Aikido club and join our Quicklink Directory)
Find an Aikido Club near you

Aikido is a modern grappling-based Japanese martial art consisting mainly of “throwing”, and “joint locking” techniques designed to flow into, or with, an opponents attacking motion in order to redirect the their force.   “Strikes” are used primarily for practise, and closely resemble cuts from a sword or other held weapons, indicating origins in technique designed for armed combat.

Aikido is also known for emphasizing the spiritual and philosophical development of its students, reflecting the Oomoto-kyo religious background of its founder Morihei Ueshiba, which would seek to extend love and compassion especially to those who seek to harm others.

This philosophy is demonstrated in Aikido in its attempt to receive an attack and safely redirect it, leaving both the defender and the attacker unharmed.

Today aikido is found all over the world in a number of styles, with broad ranges of interpretation and emphasis.  However, they all share techniques learned from Ueshiba and most have concern for the well-being of the attacker.

Aikido Resources:
United Kingdom Aikikai
The British Aikido Federation
Scottish Aikido Federation
Aikido Global Network
Aikido Journal
Aikiwed – the Source of Aikido Information
Aikido FAQ
The travelling Aikidoka’s guide to practice at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

Aikido Books:

Secret Teachings of Aikido
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction (Tuttle Martial Arts)
Total Aikido: The Master Course
Budo: Das Lehrbuch des Gründers des Aikido
Aikido: The Complete Basic Techniques
Aikido: A Beginner’s Guide
The Spirit of Aikido
The Heart of Aikido: The Philosophy of Takemusu Aiki
Best Aikido: The Fundamentals
Aikido: The Peaceful Martial Art
The Art of Peace (Shambhala Pocket Classics)
Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training: Revised Edition
Ki in Aikido: A Sampler of Ki Exercises
Aikido in Everyday Life: Giving in to Get Your Way
Aikibatto: Sword Exercises for Aikido Students
Aikido Randori
The Way of Aikido: Life Lessons from an American Sensei
Principles of Aikido
Aikibatto: Sword Exercises for Aikido Students

Aikido DVD’s:

Aikido – Beginners Level DVD
Shihan Reiner Brauhardt Kyoshi -Aikido From A To Z Basic Techniques Vol1 [DVD]
Christian Tissier An Aikido Odyssey
Aikido 3 DVD Box Vol.2

Aikido Clothing & Equipment:

SHOGUN white bleached judo uniform/suit/gi, Silver Plus quality
T-Shirt Aikido

Martial Arts Scotland Aikido pages:
(Register your Aikido club and join our Quicklink Directory)
Find an Aikido Club near you