On the 30th September Oliver Thorne (3rd Dan Aikikai) is very pleased to begin teaching regular Aikido classes at Yoga Blackpool in Bispham.
Aikido is a traditional martial art and spiritual practice which emphasises the transformation of the practitioner. It is not a sport and there is no competition. Instead, participants take turns to practice basic forms and general principles of body movement, relational qualities and martial principles and techniques. This is done in the spirit of co-operation, which is fundamental to the way of Aiki.
Very much like Yoga or Meditation practices in general, the overall aim of such a practice is refining ourselves as a human being.