Why Traditional?

Traditional Aikido, also called 'Aikikai' is the style of Aikido practised and taught at the Hombu Dojo in Japan.  Traditional Aikido is characterized by dynamic flowing movements applied against meaningful attacks, with an emphasis on blending with an opponent's movements and maintaining contact.

Traditional Aikido is perhaps less constrained by form than other styles of Aikido and as such comprises myriad variations of application and technique.  Nevertheless, Traditional Aikido practice tends always to be highly disciplined with a focus on martial integrity.  Etiquette is also very important.