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We have merged Tallaght Tomiki Aikido Ryu and Greenhills Tomiki Aikido Ryu to form our new club Dublin Tomiki Aikido. For more information please check out our new official website www.tomikiaikido.ie
What is Tomiki Aikido?
With Japanese origins that go back many centuries, Tomiki Aikido as practiced today includes joint locking techniques, throws, takedowns and body movements from many of the ancient fighting methods taught, used and perfected by the samurai in feudal Japan.
Tomiki Aikido is a full contact but non aggressive martial art. It is considered a "soft" art because of the lack of kicks and punches. Force is never opposed by force. Tomiki Aikido's principles are based on exploiting the weakness of an opponent. Many people are impressed by the often spectacular locks and throws executed by students and instructors alike. Training can be fast and demanding, yet the consideration for oneself and ones partner is never lost. In essence, Tomiki Aikido is turning an opponent's power against themselves and in doing this, Tomiki Aikido teaches self defence.
Police Forces, Prison Officers, Security Staff and Military Personnel all over the world are taught Aikido techniques. This is because Aikido teaches the use of simple pain compliant techniques to neutralise and restrain an attacker without causing them any long term injuries. By using the attacker's momentum, the Aikido student takes the attacker's balance, controls his force, and ultimately neutralizes the attack.
Is Tomiki Aikido for you?
Tomiki Aikido is an excellent form of both physical and mental exercise. Tomiki Aikido is ideal for people of all ages as it does not require the tremendous amount of strength required by other martial arts. In this sense, it can be a very practical martial art for women as they do not have to try and over power their attacker. If you think you may be interested in trying this martial art or if you would like some more information, simply e-mail one of the committee below or fill in our online query on our Contact Us page. We hope to hear from you soon.
Why Train with us?
Qualified and Experienced Instructors/ Coaches - approved by the Irish Martial arts Commission.
Access to Seminars taught by top National & International Coaches/ Instructors.
Access to International Competition & Squad Training.
Train with the Irish National Squad on a regular basis.
Great value for money - We are a not for profit organisation - all money is invested back into the club for equipment, seminars, competition & Coach Development.
Our members are aged from 5 - 65 years old - there is something for everyone.
Tuesday 19:30 - 21:30 Senior Class (aged 16 +) All Grades
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Junior Class (Aged 5 - 10) 18:00 - 19:00 Youth Class (Aged 10 - 16)