NGAExperience® Nihon Goshin Aikido

Nihon Goshin Aikido is a non competitive, defensive, traditional Japanese Martial Art utilizing circular principles of movement, combined with joint locks, throws, and immobilizations.  

The art does not require strength to muster a successful defense against any conceivable attack, and it is appropriate for all ages 13 and up.  

Training is conducted in a welcoming, cooperative, and friendly training environment which fosters self confidence, and allows participants to train safely and with confidence.  

Students will learn how to "follow" the lead of their training partner/ attacker and then effortlessy utilize the attacker's own strength and intention against him.  

Cooperative training is a hallmark of basic aikido training where the attacker gives an agreed upon attack, and then only mildly resists the technique to avoid injury.  Ultimately, students will learn to defend themselves against an infinite array of modern highly skilled martial attacks while minimizing or limiting potential injury to their attacker.  

Please come to a class to observe and/or experience Nihon Goshin Aikido first hand.

Aikido School of

Self Defense

Los Angeles, CA

Instructor Jonathan Wilson

at an Aikido Demonstration in

Charlotte, NC

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The video above presents a sample of our instructional style at The Aikido School of Self Defense in Los Angeles.

While there is an inherent risk in anything you set out to do, we are very diligent to ensure that you are able to train safely and without injury at all times.  

In its Classical (instructional) form the art is very relaxing.

In its Applied form, the art is as violent as necessary to keep you alive in your most desperate hour of need.

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Nihon Goshin Aikido

Typical Class Format (2 hours):

Warmup (15 min)

Classical Technique (40 min )

Water break (5 min)

Applications (30 min)

Free Style Self Defense (25 min)

Cool Down & Final Thoughts (5 min)

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