Welcome to AUI!
Aikido, as a martial art, embraces both the mental and physical aspects of enhancement as well as the exploration of the spiritual growth of the individual. Each practitioner discovers and journeys their own unique path – gaining a new outlook of the world around them and of themselves. Aikido can be a roadmap of that journey of discovery. As the popularity and interest of Aikido continues to grow and flourish worldwide, the Aikido United International looks to assist, through our programs and endeavors, not only the martial arts’ practitioner but those who look to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others by gaining a new perspective.
With the rise of stress as an international epidemic, the ever increasing need to find balance in one’s existence has become a forerunner for the betterment of the individual’s personal quality of life as well as the community at large. To better understand the world we live in and those who live in it, we must first better understand ourselves and our needs. Regardless of our chosen walk of life, we all need balance - balance with one another as a world community, in personal relationships, in extended relationships with family, friends, and coworkers; balance at our jobs, with school, career choices, in social settings, sports, other notable activities, etc. This balance can only be achieved with detailed awareness and focus on the most important element we have – ourselves. Aikido’s teachings and philosophies have the distinct ability to further our understanding of the human condition – physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.
Aikido offers a unique perspective to everyone. The Art is based on the harmonious converging of energies, and offers a way for people to equip themselves to positively accept life as it comes and make the most of each moment as it unfolds. This then generates a domino effect of a continuous positive flow of energy that others will embrace and carry over into their own lives – changing the world one person at a time.