What is Aikido?
Hello and welcome to the website of Detroit Yoshinkan Aikido (Shugyokan). Aikido is a Japanese martial art founded by Morhei Ueshiba. It is an art that emphasis the use of circular movements to counter an attack. It is the official art of the Tokyo Riot Police Department. Aikido is an effective martial art utilized world wide by law enforcement agencies. The beauty of Aikido is that it does not rely on strength. Consequently, athlecticism, strength and speed are not required to effectively execute the techniques. Aikido can be practiced by individuals of all ages.