Aikido's philosophy is to harmonise with your opponent to neutralise attack without injury, and it is non-competitive. Its techniques include pins, controls and throws, which use the attackers' strength and weight against them. Using rotational motions, Aikido neutralises the aggressors' force, and includes empty hand, sword, stick, and knife defences.
Teaching at Warwick
The University of Warwick Aikido Club is taught by Chris Mooney 6th Dan Shihan (Master Teacher), and Iona Mooney 3rd Dan Fukushidoin (Assistant Instructor). Chris Mooney Sensei has over 25 years of experience of teaching Aikido, and has his own dojo in Birmingham, Ei Mei Kan, which members of the club visit regularly.