Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu Australia
Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu is a traditional Japanese martial art transmitted for generations within the Takeda family. Many of the techniques are from ancient times and it is considered a cultural heritage of the Samurai Warrior Class. Daito Ryu is ‘Budo’. Budo is a way of life. A way of strengthening one’s body, mind and spirit.
Here in Sydney we have the only Australian branch of Mainline Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu.
Daito Ryu contains Aikijujutsu and Jujutsu. It is considered the foundation of many popular arts such as Aikido, Happkido, Shorinji Kempo, and Hakkoryu.
Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu uses “Aiki” to unbalance our opponent. It does not use strength or power. Instead we practice using our body in a connected uniformed way. We practice kata with our partner to practice unbalancing our opponent at the moment of contact. Looks easy but its very difficult to manifest. Through consistent, regular practice our movements become smooth, effective and effortless. Ironically by learning not to use our muscular power, our whole body and practice becomes very powerful.
“Swift as the wind, quiet as the forest, fierce as fire, and immovable as a mountain”