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Important Principles of Aikido

Movement
Controlled smooth movement when performing technique.

Non-Aggression
Keeping control over your emotions and physical dynamics when performing technique.

Non-Resistance
Not reacting to your opponents strength, and using it to your advantage.

Control
Of yourself and your opponent.

Distance / Maai
Having the freedom of movement to perform technique correctly, without inhibiting movement.

Balance Breaking / Kuzushi
Displacing your opponent's posture, whilst keeping your own.

Co-ordination
Moving hands, feet, hips and centre of gravity as one.

Centralization
Initiating movement from your centre, leading with your hips.

Awareness / Zanshin
Being aware of your opponent, their abilities, surroundings and options.

Synchronization / Awase
Blending with your opponent, their intention and the attack.

Aikido Self Defence Derby

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