Sensei Tee (left) with our esteem Etsuji Horii Shihan (right).
Aikido is a martial art that originated in Japan during the early 1900s. Created by Morihei Ueshiba, it incorporates techniques which focused on defense rather than aggression. The term "aikido" can be translated as "the path of unifying life energy."
At its essence, aikido seeks to neutralize an attacker's assault by redirecting their energy, rather than engaging in direct confrontation. Practitioners achieve this by utilizing circular movements and blending with the attacker's motion.
The techniques in aikido which consist of joint locks and throws are designed to be efficient and effective. The art emphasizes fluidity and the integration of mind and body, aiming to promote harmony and balance both in training and everyday life. In practicing aikido, individuals learn to maintain a calm and focused state of mind, enabling them to respond calmly and positively to conflict.
Beyond self-defense, aikido encompasses a philosophy centered around non-violence and personal growth. It encourages practitioners to cultivate inner strength, discipline, and awareness; principles that extend beyond the training hall into all aspects of life. Aikido is more than just a martial art; it is a way of life that promotes harmony, respect, and the creation of a peaceful and compassionate human beings.
Seishinkai Aikido Centre promotes Aikikai style of Aikido which is the original school of Aikido.
Shihan - Etsuji Horii Shihan (7th Dan)
Advisor - Sensei Tee Cheng Sum (6th Dan)
Chief Instructor - Sensei Kow Kien Peng (5th Dan)