FITNESS - FLEXIBILITY - SELF CONFIDENCE - SELF DEFENCE.
The Institute of Aikido dojo in Silverdale at the top of Auckland's north shore. The dojo operates a 24/7 open door policy to all students and members of the Institute of Aikido and their affiliated clubs.
Custom built in June 2008, It is a beautiful space, one of the largest dedicated Aikido dojos in New Zealand with 112 sq metres of mat. Facilities include on-site accommodation, a gym and the benefits of 5 acres of beautiful countryside featuring streams, waterways and a two acres pine forest.
Bushijutsu literally translates as "The Art of the Warrior", this style includes the study of kenjutsu (art of the sword), jojutsu (art of the short staff) and taijutsu (art of the body, empty handed). Studying the arts of the samurai also incorporates strict etiquette and discipline as well as knowledge and history of the samurai. Each art incorporates training in basic techniques, partner practice, sparring and forms