The martial arts have been compared to many things, including poetry and having a staring competition with a lion. The truest of the comparisons, however, is that martial arts can be like practicing the violin while simultaneously bench-pressing a piano; it helps you to develop your strength and discipline at the same time. Keep your body and mind in top condition and pay R99 for a month of Beginner’s Aikido classes at the Shizentai Aikido Dojo.
An art that forms a better basis for self-defence than covering your body in pepper and curling up in the foetal-position, Aikido also helps practitioners to protect their attacker. Led by qualified instructors that would put even the most skilled of ninjas to shame, Shizentai’s beginner’s classes are designed to make it easier for new aikidōkas – or, practitioners of aikido to dip their metaphorical toes into the choppy waters of the martial flavoured arts. A dojo conveniently situated in Bryanpark Shopping Park Centre also makes buffing up your beat-down skills quite a bit easier than having to hop a plane to Japan.
Under the expert eye of instructors that have been training for over nineteen years, you’ll learn some of the basics of Aikido, including how to blend with the motion of your would-be attacker when you get into a sticky situation. Learn all the techniques you need to use momentum to your advantage, as well as the correct methods for putting someone into a lock – which is bound to make most people feel like something out of a pro-wrestling video. Once you’ve been instructed in all the most effective methods for deflecting whatever real-world trouble any real-world troublemakers try to send your way, you’ll feel far more confident leaving the house without taking a pepper-shower.