based upon age-old Japanese traditions. From its origins in self-defence fighting techniques, it has evolved into primarily being an excersise system for physical and mental self development. An aikido practitioner learns how to be conscious of his/her body and physical potential, but also how to deal with others through non-verbal communication. A typical aikido class centers around practising break falls and stylized defence and attack, providing a versatile workout for the whole body.
We have borrowed this video from our friends at the NOLA Aikido Dojo in New Orleans. It shows our philosophy and manner of practicing aikido.
Video Directed and Edited by Christopher Jeansonne
Camera Work by Patrick Jackson and Christopher Jeansonne
Production Assistance and Sound Recording by Daneeta Jackson