Chi in Harmony offers Aikido on the island of Bali- Indonesia.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969).
Translated from Japanese, Aikido stands for 'the way to harmony' or more detailed 'the way to unify with life energy'.
It's a martial art influenced by many other martial arts that Morihei Ueshiba practiced in his life.
Before the second world war Aikido was called Aiki- budo or Aiki- Jujutsu. The way it was practiced was more lethal and designed to effectively disable or kill people in a combat situation.
After the second world war this was transformed into Aikido. A more peaceful and graceful approach in line with Ueshiba his beliefs, who with his own eyes saw the destruction the war had caused to his country.
Aikido is about controlling and directing the attackers power in a way both parties don't necessarily have to get hurt.
There is no competition in Aikido because it is a defensive art. If the attacker decides to walk away from the fight, so do you.
Many of Ueshiba his earliest students developed their own way of Aikido and created different styles.
In here you will learn the original style of Aikido called Aikikai Aikido.