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My name is Andy (Yoshinkan Aikido 4th Dan). I have been practicing Aikido for eight years, two of which I spent training full time with the Tokyo riot police.

Aikido is the art of the peaceful warrior. Aikido training aims to enable practitioners to effectively control an attack without causing damage or pain. Its practice involves not just physical training but a unique philosophy and a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.I have since been training and teaching under world-renowned teacher Jacques Payet Sensei.

One of the things I like most about Aikido is that anyone can do it, from child to senior citizen it has a lot to teach about using your body’s natural strength.


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