Goshin Aikido is a unique and versatile combination of the most
effective techniques from other established martial art forms. By
utilizing striking techniques from Karate, throwing techniques from
Judo, joint locking techniques from Jujitsu, and a variety of techniques
from Bo Jitsu and Yawara, Nihon Goshin Aikido presents a Martial
Art that is extremely efficient in realistic self defense situations.
As with other forms of Aikido, Nihon Goshin Style uses the
energy of the opponent by redirecting the attack in a circular motion
and putting Uke (or person being thrown) into a joint locking technique
or submission hold.
to the traditional Aikido techniques, Nihon Goshin style incorporates
a variety of strikes, straight punches, Shoto chops, elbow blows,
front kicks, side kicks, roundhouse kicks, and crescent kicks all
used in a defensive manner.
involve joint locking techniques that are specifically designed
to break or dislocate the manipulated joint. Although this
might appear excessively violent, knowledge of these techniques
creates more options in a realistic self-defense situation. If
you are defending against one attacker, you will probably want to
throw them and put them into a submission hold, however, if you
are defending against more than one attacker, you might be forced
to break the attackers joints so they cannot continue to fight.
In many circumstances, this technique effectively ends a multiple
attack before it can escalate.
specialize in weapons disarming techniques. These are the
same techniques taught to the FBI, CIA, New York State Police, and
local police agencies. Nihon Goshin schools also train differently
than other Aikido schools. We do not adhere to the standard
attacks by Uke (or person attacking) common in other dojos, instead,
we consider a broad range of self-defense scenarios. We counter
such attacks as lunging straight, punches, jabs, cross hooks, upper
cuts, back fists, overheads, bear hugs, sleepers, full nelson, headlocks,
a variety of grips, etc.
Nihon Goshin Aikido Association believes that you must train as
though your life depends on it because someday, it might.
Aikido is ideal for men and women of all sizes because it relies
more on awareness and agility than strength. When taught properly
and practiced with discipline and focus, Aikido will enrich the
mind, body, and spirit and will increase self-confidence.