Aikido South trains aikido in a traditional manner in the metro Atlanta area in Georgia. The Aikido South dojo is located in Midtown Atlanta and shares space with Atlanta Judo Midtown. Aikido South is a member of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. We invite members of the Atlanta community to train, including visitors to Atlanta.
Aikido South enjoys a large training area, over 80 tatami mats with additional training mats available. Please visit the Aikido South Training Schedule link for training times.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art based on principles and techniques of bujutsu. As a martial art, aikido uses principles of nature and physics in armed and unarmed classical fighting. The principles of aikido focus on harmonious resolution to conflict and confrontation. Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969); Ueshiba Sensei is commonly referred to as "O'Sensei" (an honorary title translated as "great teacher").
Aikido is the concept of self-improvement using a martial education process. Aikido training is about more than learning martial skills, it is learning how to live. The Doctrine of Aikido South is principled upon the phrase "masakatsu agatsu" or "true victory is victory over oneself."