Aikido, also known as “the Art of Peace”, is a Japanese art that defend oneself through joint-locks and throw techniques, harmonizing with an opponent’s force rather than meeting it head on, defending oneself without injuring its attacker.
It is much more than a method of self-defence as true victory is never just defeating one’s opponent, but the resolution of conflict within oneself. Aikido is suited for all ages including children, ladies, and the elderly.
Aikido, a complex and deep form of martial art, is beyond throwing kicks and punches. A particular temperament and philosophical attitude is required for proficiency to be attained. Based on the fundamental principles of harmony and mutual respect. Friendship and camaraderie are fostered through practising the art of Aikido.
Aikido Shinju-Kai, South East Asia’s largest independent Aikido Organization belts a rich history within the Aikido-ing community spanning over more than three decades within the industry.
Today, Aikido Shinju-Kai is not only an officially recognised Organization by the Aikido World Headquarters in Japan but is also helmed by one of South East Asia’s most prominent and highest ranking Shihan – Philip Lee Shihan, 7th Dan. Till date, Shinju-Kai has built up a cadre team of more than 70 instructors, 110 assistants and a member base of more than 20,000 practitioners.
Art of Aikido (AOA) was founded by Aloyseus Lee Sensei (5th Dan), Alexander Lee Sensei (5th Dan) and Instructor Dennis Tan (3rd Dan), all of whom, have devoted most of their lives to the study of Aikido. AOA aims to impart the impart the most genuine Japanese culture, traditions, and etiquette associated with Aikido as a traditional martial art, in a way that is relevant and makes a positive impact on the current generation.
Aloyseus Sensei and Alexander Sensei, both of whom have more than ten years of professional experience in coaching and more than 25 years of practice, follow in the footsteps of Philip Lee Shihan, one of Southeast Asia’s most prominent and highest-ranking Shihans, who was responsible for overseeing the growth of 60 local training centres locally and close to 30 satellite training centres around within the region.
Instructor Dennis Tan is no unfamiliar figure in the Shinju-Kai family as well. He has held several key positions within the organization, supporting and working behind the scenes. Instructor Dennis Tan is currently the very first home-grown instructor to emerge from the AOA’s extensive instructor training program AOA is affiliated with Aikido Shinju-Kai, Southeast Asia’s largest independent Aikido association with an outstanding track record of more than three decades within the Aikido community. ASK is also an official organization recognized by Aikido World Headquarters in Japan. To date, Shinju-Kai has amassed a cadre team of more than 70 instructors, 110 assistants, and a member base of more than 20,000 practitioners.
As an AOA student, you will benefit from learning from a curriculum based on the Shinju-Kai’s teaching methodology with proven track records, which will help you and your child develop as well rounded Budoka (Warriors), equipped with traits and values essential to your personal development and essential life skills.
Unlike other martial arts and self-defence system. Aikido can be applied at varying levels of severity and intensity, making it ideal for application to a wide range of situations.
Aikido is highly applicable and is adopted by law enforcement, by the general masses, including women and children. The levels of severity run on a continuum ranging from the gentlest controlling techniques to the most severe countermeasure techniques.
In Aikido training, the body, mind and spirit are often viewed as one. The condition of one element will affect the other. Besides moving one’s body in a coordinated manner, the physical relaxation taught in Aikido naturally becomes mental relaxation.
Practitioners are taught to face conflict, not to shun away from it. Through the concrete physical hands on experience during training, an Aikido practitioner learns to face life in a proactive and constructive manner. Patterns of fear and avoidance are broken.
A new person – decisive, brave yet humbled will emerge from their Aikido trainings.
True Aikido extends beyond the dojo. The way of Harmony can be applied in and outside the training mats.
Consistent practice in Aikido tunes one’s perception and aids in character development. Longer term training in Aikido teaches one to be able to manage stress and life situation calmer.
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We aim to help children channel their energy towards life skills that improves their
physical, social, and emotional attributes.
More importantly, students will master the fundamentals of Aikido in a safe, controlled, and fun environment!
Our kids programme aimed to develop and instil key fundamentals in both life skills and physical development such as:
Art of Aikido’s core curriculum is tailored to help people of all ages pick up this beautiful martial art and to ultimately, discover their best self through the pursuit mastery of Aikido!
Our programme and curriculum will be heavily technique oriented. The class curriculum is designed for teens, adults, and seniors!
Students will learn and master:
The weapons class was designed with one aim in mind; to aid our students in learning and mastering the principles governing the lines of attack and defence in Aikido.
Through proper understanding, students will be able to safeguard themselves and to strategize a good defence against potential armed assailants while finding relation of how Aikido as a traditional art still persists to remain relevant and highly sought for in the training of body, mind and spirit.
The weapons class curriculum will educate our students on:
Aikido is non-competitive by nature and promotion in grades (attaining a higher grade) do not come through besting an opponent, but through the demonstration, application and understanding of the techniques, which becomes more demanding or difficult as a student grade progress.
In Aikido, we strive to work in tandem with a partner, whilst employing effective techniques against a realistic attack or approach through the redirection of his/her energy.
Yes, it is! We strongly recommend for all parents to equip their child with aikido as self-defense. Not only will it come as a form of necessity in terms of self protection but learning a form of non-aggressive martial art will also inculcate them with valuable skill sets that will undoubtedlv groom them to better, more respectable individuals.
All AOA instructors have at least 5 years of coaching/practicing experience under their belt, so as parents you can be assured that your child is in safe, experienced and caring hands.
All lessons at AOA outlets are conducted in a clean, safe and controlled environment.
15 students to 2 instructors per class.
We pride ourselves in providing quality teaching and thus the pax restriction for everyclass.
The skillset and knowledge acquired will enable one to defend themselves against an opponent of superior size and strength through the use of smooth, fluid, and circular movements.
Blending with the energy and making use of the opponent’s force is emphasised, rather than meeting it head on with brute force. Through the practice of Aikido, one can develop self-confidence, discipline, respect, and a sense of care for others amongst many intangible benefits.
There is no age limit in the learning and mastery of Aikido, as long as one’s body and mind is able and willing. Our oldest practitioner that have just started on his pursuit in Aikido is 75 years old.
We are sure you will do better as long as you are willing to give yourself the opportunity.
Every session is an hour long in duration.