Aikido Westchester NY: White Plains, New Rochelle, Yonkers,
This educational section is for
beginners to search for martial arts training in
Westchester. Aikido Westchester provides instruction in
Aikido and Shaolin Westchester (adults - kids) in Shaolin Kung Fu (adults - kids) and Tai Chi Chuan, both in White Plains (centrally located in
Westchester for White Plains, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Bronx)
Aikido Westchester: Adults - Kids
Aikido Westchester: White Plains, New Rochelle, Yonkers,
Aikido was one modernization of Jujitsu by Morehei Ueshiba in the 20th century. Aikido classes may
have some basic exercises in the beginning, but eschews the use of forms. Aikido class
immediately moves to the ongoing practice of application with a partner which employs circular
movements to throw or pin an assailant using their power. The movements can be simple or
quite complex and the grappling is not quite so up close and personal as in Judo, for
example. Aikido also emphasizes defense against multiple attackers. Weapons
training with sword and staff may include defense against armed attacker(s) as well as sword vs.
sword, etc. Pure Aikido eschews competition completely and teaches controlling an attacker
rather than harming them from the outset. Exercise tends to be aerobic. To build leg
strength, one learns to travel on their knees with the same agility as when standing.
In Westchester County, Aikido is available in White Plains and Bedford Hills, but not in New
Rochelle or Yonkers. As pure Aikido is not currently available in the Bronx, White
Plains is the closest Westchester location.