TAC Towcester Aikido Club

About Us

Aikido Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art created in the 1920’s by Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969). One translation of Aikido is “The Way of Harmony of Spirit”.

Based on spherical movements by which an attackers aggressive force is turned against itself, Aikido uses energy from the opponent’s momentum to execute joint immobilisations and throws.

Practices with bokken and jo (wooden training weapons) serve to assist in the understanding of techniques and their development.

Since conception, Traditional Aikido has been non-competitive and is not founded on size or strength, but rather the “Ki” or energy from within.

Towcester Aikido Club Established in 1973 by Sensei Mike Smith. In addition to unarmed practices, the club now utilises traditional japanese weapons as practised by Saito Sensei of the Iwama Dojo in Japan.
Towcester Sports and Social Club is a Private Members Club and Licensing Laws Must be Adhered to.