The mystery of silent practice
Maintaining your good physical and mental condition. Being relaxed. Being able to protect yourself and others. These values are common to many Far Eastern martial arts.
Just like judo or karate, aikido is one of the Japanese martial arts. Without any form of competition, however, aikido is purely a method of practice.
My dojo is known for its meditative and respectful atmosphere and healthy training. Simply practise: learn aikido from scratch. Gain practical experience; draw from the wide range of values that aikido offers.