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Aikido Westchester NY

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Teaching Adults & Children Since 2003

Aikido is a traditional Japanese Martial Art that teaches compassion as the foundation for self defense. Conflicts are best resolved before violence erupts. The goal is not to defeat an opponent, but to change their spirit in a positive way. But should violence begin, Aikido teaches strategies such as returning the hostility to the attacker in the form of a throw or pin. The philosophy of Aikido can be used in all areas of life.

Aikido Westchester NY is affiliated with the main Aikido headquarters in Tokyo and follows in the powerful lineage of Morihiro Saito Sensei. Our Westchester dojo is supervised via the Takemusu Aikido Association.

Aikido Westchester NY is conveniently located with its own parking facility to serve the lower Westchester County region in areas such as Yonkers, New Rochelle, White Plains, Mount Vernon and the Bronx.

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Still Mind Tai Chi & Original QiGong


Master Yu Yang Style Tai Chi

Tai Chi and Chi Gung are the traditional martial arts that is best known for its health benefits. But to gain the greatest health benefit, understanding the martial aspects can be very helpful. The slow movements allows one to inspect the same stances and postures as used in Aikido, and importantly develop the muscle memory to use these stances as needed. For this reason, the combination of both practices is quite useful for some.

Yang style Tai Chi is practiced in a manner more closely aligned with "old Yang style," closer to the original form. During practice of the Tai Chi form, the upper body is relaxed while the legs are fully engaged. Ultimately in Tai Chi as a martial art, force must be used, but one must learn how to control it properly. Benefits include increased energy, balance stronger legs, etc.

Why Traditional Martial Arts

Focus Self Defense Health Discipline Min. Time Per Week
Self Defense Only Classes
Technique & Conditioning
  • Learn Techniques
  • Lawsuits?Pressure and adrenaline lead to over reactions, which can lead to charges for excessive use of force
  • Injuries?Pressured training for self defense without mental discipline can increase risk of injuries which reduce ability to defend oneself
  • Fitness
  • Overexertion?Overexertion over a long period of time can increase injuries and impair health.
  • 3 Hours
  • In FacilityMost self defense classes require partner training at the facility.
Traditional Martial Arts - Less Effort / Greater Benefits
Improve Health
  • Reduce Injuries
  • Health Benefits
  • More Relaxation
  • Less Stress
  • 3 Hours
  • Home or FacilityTraditional martial arts more conveniently balance training at the facility with home practice.
Philosophy
  • Reduce Lawsuits
  • Reduce Violence
  • Best Self Defense
  • Best Health
  • Peace
  • Effective in Life
  • Happy
  • 3 Hours
  • Home or FacilityTraditional martial arts more conveniently balance training at the facility with home practice.

Common questions about adult and children's martial arts training:

  1. Why train? What are the benefits and how does it work?
  2. Common selected issues
  3. How our classes deliver the benefits you seek.
  4. What are the alternatives and how do I choose what is best for me?

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Benefits of Aikido, Tai Chi & Martial Arts


Morihiro Saito Aikido Throw

Aikido - Martial Arts for Self Defense

Which is the best martial art for self defense - Karate, Jiu Jitsu, MMA? Or is there a best martial art? If self defense in Westchester NY is your goal, this question is key.

Tai Chi - Martial Arts for Health and Fitness

Tai Chi stands out as the martial art with the greatest emphasis on health. How can one use Aikido, Karate or other martial arts training to improve their condition?

Aikido, Tai Chi - Martial Arts for Discipline

We all seek to be effective in our efforts and happy in life. Yet we undermine ourselves at every turn. How can martial arts philosophy help?

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About Aikido, Tai Chi & Martial Arts

Morihiro Saito Aikido Self Defense

Aikido Styles

In the days of Aikido Founder Morehei Ueshiba, Aikido was simply his style. Today...

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Women in Martial Arts

Tai Chi Chuan and Aikido are two of the more popular martial arts for women.

Kids martial arts

Martial Arts for Kids

Selecting a martial art for children is slightly different than for an adult.

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Are Martial Arts Ethical

Do martial arts teach violence or peace? How is our Westchester community impacted?

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Our Westchester Classes

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The Best Martial Art for You