Welcome to Masa Kokoro Aikido Dojo

Ben Lim sensei welcomes all Aikido students, locally and abroad, to visit and train at his newly built dojo at 4630 16 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We are promoting the Masa Kokoro Aikido Lifestyle training to enhance your health welfare.

Masakokoro's New Dojo (Photo by Enrico Noel)

Masa Kokoro's New Dojo

Aikido is a Japanese martial art performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical energy, as the aikidōka (aikido practitioner) “leads” the attacker’s momentum using entering and turning movements.

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Pronunciation of Japanese Aikido Terms

Counting
Term Brief translation Pronunciation
Ichi, ni, san, shi, go,
roku, shichi, hachi, kyu, jyu
One through ten.

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Important Names and Terms
Term Brief translation Pronunciation
Aikido Japanese martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba

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Aikidoka One who practices aikido.

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Sempai A senior student.

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Kohai A junior student.

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Domo arigatou gozaimashita Thank you very much.

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Onegaishimasu Please (train with me).

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  • Aikido World Headquarters


    AIKIKAI FOUNDATION Aikido World Headquarters
    17-18 Wakamatsu Cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0056 Japan
    Phone: (+81) 3-3203-9236, Fax: (+81) 3-3204-8145
    Site: http://www.aikikai.or.jp/

  • Aikido Training


    In aikido, as in virtually all Japanese martial arts, there are both physical and mental aspects of training. The physical training in aikido is diverse, covering both general physical fitness and conditioning, as well as specific techniques. Because a substantial portion of any aikido curriculum consists of throws, the first thing most students learn is how to safely fall or roll. The specific techniques for attack include both strikes and grabs; the techniques for defense consist of throws and pins. After basic techniques are learned, students study freestyle defense against multiple opponents, and in certain styles, techniques with weapons.

  • Aikido History in Japan


    The year 1942 is often cited as the beginning of modern aikido. It was at that time that the Dai Nihon Butokukai, desiring to achieve a standardization in teaching methodology and nomenclature for modern Japanese martial arts, reached an agreement with the Kobukai representative Minoru Hirai to call the jujutsu form developed by Morihei Ueshiba aikido. Thus, AIKI BUDO joined the ranks of judo, kendo, kyudo and other modern martial arts.

  • Aikido Background


    Aikido (合気道) is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as “the Way of unifying (with) life energy” or as “the Way of harmonious spirit.” Ueshiba’s goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.

  • Aikido Pros


    Aikido is a good, viable self-defense. It is probably better for self-defense than any of the empty-hand martial arts that are commonplace including TKD, karate, hapkido, jujitsu, and judo. It has been reported that some old-school judo teachers have told their students that for real self-defense do aikido but for sport do judo.

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