Aikido is a Japanese form of Budo derived from Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu, a martial art used by the Samurai. A non-competitive art, Aikido focuses on making harmony with your partner.

MSU Aikido is a member of the Aikido Yoshokai Association of North America (AYANA). AYANA is a pre-WWII “hard” style of Aikido that emphasizes two people moving together to make one movement, including shite, the person who studies balance and does the throw or pin, and uke, the person who studies off-balance and receives the throw or pin. Both people work together to understand one technique.

Summer semester hours at the IM West room 150 are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm – Sundays from 2 to 3 pm. New students are always welcome.

Aikido is an excellent fitness activity, effective self-defense, and a great way of improving mindfulness and relations with others. Through Aikido, we learn self-control. True victory is self-victory.