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In the Art of Ki Aikido there is no aggression, tension or competition.


Our Aikido classes in Cardiff  are suitable for all levels of fitness and may be practised equally by men and women of any size, age or ability.

The purpose of the aikido practice is to learn to co-ordinate our mind and body, through enjoyable exercise, and this will then enhance the quality of our lives.


"Ki means “Life Force”, the natural energy common to all living plants and animals"

In today's society many people have a highly pressurized lifestyle which can cause tension, fear and worry.

This can create physical ailments such as backache, headache, migraine and mental strain.

When the mind is disturbed, or we have physical tension, we withdraw our power.

We can learn, through the Ki exercises, to obtain a calm mind and relaxed body, enabling our power to be fully extended.

Rather than depend solely on pills or doctors for common ailments, we can help ourselves through specific exercises, breathing and meditation,

and so create a happier life for ourselves, and others.


Cardiff Ki Aikido is affiliated to the Ki Federation of Great Britain, established by Sensei Ken Williams, the first British National Coach for the British Aikido council.

"Aiki is not a technique to fight with or defeat and enemy. It is a way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family." - Morihei Ueshiba

- Aikido Class Subjects -

Self defence

Training in how deal with a physical attack with the aim of avoiding harm to either party and if necessary to immobilize the attacker with a hold until they are calmed or assistance arrives.

Stress management

Instruction in how to coordinate mind and body to stayed relaxed and calm in daily life. Principles are taught that simultaneously relax the body into an alert balanced condition, and calm the mind in a way that helps it focus.

Relaxation techniques

Teaching of a deep breathing method that boosts vitality, and a meditation method that concentrates then expands the mind.

Children's aikido lessons

Aikido lessons are given to a class of children aged 10 to 13 years old. These lessons emphasize non-competitive cooperation between two children to perform a technique where they take it in turns to hold or break free of a hold.

Dynamic massage

A method of rolling on a mat is taught that is very beneficial for the back and typically releases tension in the joints.

Passive massage

Kiatsu massage can be given to students to release knotted muscles or relax deeper tissue. It is similar to Shiatsu but is more subtle in the application of a much lighter pressure with a single finger or thumb.

Lessons in the use of Boken (sword) and Jo(staff)

Katas (a strict sequence of cuts and thrusts) are taught with Boken and Jo so that the student may safely learn how to perform a controlled attack or defence with either.

Living by Ki principles in every day activities

Guidance on eating, sleeping and performing actions in a way that strengthens your will, confidence, balance and coordination. This includes the principle of non-dissension to achieve positive outcomes in relationships.

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