Aloha! Welcome to the HILO SEISHIKAN AIKIDO VIRTUAL DOJO. We are an independent aikido club located in beautiful Hilo, Hawai`i. Aikido is a relatively new and modern budo, founded by Morihei Ueshiba-sensei in the 1920s. The word “aikido” may be translated to mean “the way of harmony with ki.” Our style of aikido is “O-Shima Ryu Aikido,” or “Big Island Style Aikido.” The name “Seishikan” means “the place to come to develop the will to be honest, sincere, and righteous” through training in aikido.
The focus of our aikido is “total self-defense,” which includes mental, emotional, psychological, in addition to physical self-defense. Our practice sessions are primarily based on defending oneself in the case of a physical attack and the application of self-defense to aspects of daily life. By learning to fall without getting injured, one learns to protect himself against injury in many real life situations. Training hard and getting in physical shape helps defend oneself against injury and illness. Extending ki, focusing, and gaining awareness makes it possible for one to defend himself in many daily life situations – driving, playing, eating, fighting, studying, working – just about everything! Discipline, learning to do that which you “should” do and not necessarily what you “want” to do, helps to defend oneself against making wrong decisions.
There is no competition in our aikido. We do not believe that competition spurs the kind of results we plan to see in our students. There are winners and losers in competition. In Hilo Seishikan Aikido everyone is a winner!
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