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Aikido was born in Japan by the hand of Morihei Ueshiba. Some voices call it 'the martial art of peace' since it is a non-violent or aggressive discipline that does not pursue the fight but rather the defense trying to dissuade the adversary.
Being a martial art that does not pursue violence and does not need a special physical strength to practice it is a sport accessible to men, women and children of all ages.
Through games and self-defense techniques, children explore their physical, mental, and social abilities. They learn to know their body better and it gives them greater confidence in themselves.
1. Being a non-violent discipline children they learn not to be aggressive, not to initiate conflicts and in the event that they occur, they develop the skills to resolve them calmly and seeking to neutralize the aggressor without doing damage through immobilization and imbalance techniques, channeling the force of the attacker to avoid the fight.
2. Aikido channels the opponent's force to neutralize him so that children of less height or weight can neutralize a larger attacker, also increasing your self-esteem.
3. Concentration is essential in Aikido so that through its practice children learn to be patient, manage stressful situations, and focus.
4. Children learn in Aikido the practice of teamwork, they learn to help and cooperate with each other, without violence.
5. Through the practice of Aikido children learn to value the positive since they see in a conflict the way to achieve peace and tranquility.
6. Aikido helps correct body posture correcting the spine.
7. The practice of Aikido contributes to increasing the elasticity of the joints and helps to control and improve breathing using breathing techniques.
Cristina González Hernando. Editor of our site
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