Aikido at Brevard AikikaiAikido is a Japanese martial art which places a strong emphasis on self defense. Aikido is based on the principle of active non-resistance which uses the strength of an aggressor against himself. Unlike other martial arts, Aikido does not rely on strength, so Aikido can be practiced by men, women and children of all ages regardless of size.
Aikido is more than a martial art. Aikido also contributes to personal and spiritual development. It is also a great way to reduce stress and lose weight.
Brevard Aikikai was founded in 1987 by Grady Lane, Rokudan (6th degree black belt) Shidoin and chief instructor. Sensei Lane teaches traditional Aikido as handed down by the founder Morihei Ueshiba, Oâ€™Sensei (Great Teacher) and offers classes for adults and children. Brevard Aikikai is affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation, under the direction of Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, and the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Japan, under the guidance of the grandson of Oâ€™Sensei and the present leader of the art of Aikido, Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.