What is Aikido-Yoga?
Aikido training integrates several martial systems, including empty-hand (tai-jutsu), wooden sword (aiki-ken), wooden staff (aiki-jo) and knife (tanto). Instead of clashing with an attacker’s physical strength, the self-defence techniques of Aikido blend with the attacker’s movements using the dynamic engagement strategies and spherical motion evolved from techniques of Japanese Swordsmanship, thus enabling both men and women to effectively defend themselves against multiple armed or unarmed attackers without the need to employ the destructive punching and kicking techniques that can often be associated with other combat arts.
All around the world, Yoga has proven itself to be a very practical and effective way of facilitating physical and mental well-being, developing core stability, enhancing co-ordination, and activating personal power through enhanced focus, awareness, breathing and meditation techniques.
“You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state.
What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you
where you are resisting your natural state.”
[ Sharon Gannon ]
Aikido and the 8 Limbs of Yoga:
Aikido-Yoga seamlessly integrates the traditional training methods employed by the Japanese martial art of Aikido with the ancient science of Yoga. Far more than a separate study of Aikido and Yoga in isolation from each other, the pragmatic training methods of Aikido-Yoga provide a seamless integration of the two disciplines.
We are strongly committed to maintaining the authentic, traditional ideals of the unique martial-art of Aikido as originally taught by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). However, cross-training in Yoga ensures that we gain the many rich and rewarding benefits that are offered by both of these incredible disciplines in order to pragmatically facilitate the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our personal growth in a realistic, practical, structured and results-oriented way. [ Refer Testimonials ]
“True Victory is Self-Victory .”
[ Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) ]
Javad Khansalar is the founder of Antarsukha yoga’ and Kayavyuha yoga’. He is a profound yoga teacher and healer, offering expert instruction in Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Mudra (attitude), Bandha (lock) and Meditation techniques in addition to a formal study of yoga teaching techniques, anatomy, physiology, psychology, diet and it’s effect on the mind and body. Over the years, he has developed a very close relationship with World Aikido-Yoga, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, as well as the Aikido Takemusu Federation of India, headquartered in Bangalore, India.
Founder, World Aikido-Yoga