Guidelines of practice:
Aikido is said to be as “Wa-no-Budo”, it means the martial art of harmony.
Although the Aikido was originally developed as the “Waza” (technique and skill) for fighting and struggle, its philosophy and idea have changed with times, and now the harmonious part of martial arts has been emphasized.
Each people have their own motivations for starting Aikido. As self-defense, for beauty, admiring elegant performances of it, to relieve stress, simply wanting to become stronger or seeking perfection as a human being and so on.
Because Aikido is flexible and tolerant, it could satisfy any purpose depending on your practice way. So, you can take the preferred ones that suit you. However, practice seriously and please do not forget the essence of the Japanese martial arts! The practice of Nakahara Dojo is aiming for meeting any motivations above.
|Leading teachers:||Morinaga Takayanagi||7 dan|
|Tadao Ubukata||6 dan|
|Toshihiro Aoyagi||6 dan|
|Tsuyoshi Ando||5 dan|
|Masanori Chinzei||3 dan|