Makati Aikido Club
Relentlessly pursuing excellence


Benefits of Aikido Training

The following benefits presuppose serious, purposeful training of at least three classes a week under a competent teacher, at 90 minutes per class.

A. Health
  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • For older people, fewer chronic aches and pains
  • Better, longer sleep
  • Better appearance, improved muscle tone, improved muscle definition
  • Better skin health, more youthful appearance
  • Better digestion
  • Much less likelihood of substance abuse
  • Eliminates or reduces obesity
B. Body awareness, control
  • More graceful, efficient movement
  • Better muscular coordination, better stability and footing, better balance
  • More stamina
  • More muscle strength, especially in legs
  • Better posture
  • Improved ambidexterity
  • Competence in self-defense

C. Self-confidence
  • Less anxiety, less stress in dealing with day to day life
  • Greater willingness to deal with complexity and challenge
  • Greater alertness

D. Spiritual
  • More open, more humble, willing-to-learn attitude
  • More tolerance, calm, serenity in living day to day
  • Improved imagination and creativity
  • Greater appreciation and concern for the environment and nature<
  • Greater connection with and appreciation for art and literature

E. Social
  • A ready-made, worldwide network of friends among Aikido enthusiasts
  • Expanded opportunities to meet people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

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