“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body and polish the spirit.”
— M. Ueshiba
Aikido at Hawks Hill is dedicated to fostering personal transformation and inner harmony through the disciplined physical training inherent to the Japanese martial art of Aikido. With consistent practice, individuals can anticipate enhancements in physical prowess, sleep quality, cognitive acuity, and overall well-being. It is crucial to note, however, that this practice is by no means easy; the dojo endeavors to challenge each individual on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes. Through unwavering persistence, fortitude, and a resolute dedication to self-improvement, individuals can conquer these hurdles, ultimately nurturing a more balanced and serene existence.
We anticipate participants to approach this endeavor with a bold and ardent spirit, alongside a steadfast commitment to both themselves and their fellow practitioners. It is worth mentioning that the chief instructor, who imparts wisdom and guidance, also resides within the dojo. The dojo serves as a sanctuary from the frenetic pace of day-to-day life, offering a space for the refinement of oneself into a resplendent gem.