Blog | Aikido Thoughts
Japanese martial arts refer to the distance between opponents as “ma-ai.” It is a fundamental strategic concept that in spite of, or perhaps because of, its apparent simplicity, should give us pause to look for deeper lessons.
How to Choose a Dojo
Lots of families would like to find a martial Arts club for their children, many adults are also looking at martial arts training for physical, mental and spiritual health reasons, and of course for self-defense. Martial arts training can be a fantastic way to get fit...
Welcome to our Dojo
Lots of people are curious about training in martial arts. It is often an exciting new experience with strange Japanese etiquette and language involved. To help potential new students gain an understanding of what training is like at Sendokan Martial Arts, we have...
Martial Arts ARE Good for Your Wellbeing
The global pandemic has had a negative impact on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, now there is empirical research to prove that training in Martial Arts helps us in many, many ways.
In the March edition of “Teacher” published by the Australian Council for Educational Research, an article written by Rebecca Vukovic, reviews research and speaks with a researcher about the mental health and well being benefits of training in a Martial Art.
We may be biased, but since some of the core principles of Aikido is internal and mental calmness and being centered physically mentally and spiritually, we can confidently say that Yoshinkan Aikido is effective and good for your mental health.