Aikido is based on a series of circular movements that return an aggressive force back towards an attacker with use of throws and body pins.

The defender does not use their own power, but harmonises with that of the attacker to resolve conflict in a non-aggressive manner.

Therefore, Aikido is ideal for all sizes, shapes, ages and genders of people.

Kowakan Dojo offers classes for kids and mixed adults.

Beginners and more experienced practitioners alike are most welcome.

Aikido is wonderful for fitness and flexibility, is very effective for self-defence against a more powerful opponent and is great fun!