Aikido is a very traditional Japanese Martial Art that stresses harmony of the mind and body. Aikido incorporates joint locking and nerve control techniques together with dynamic throwing techniques to control and subdue an opponent.
Aikido finds its roots in the Samurai fighting arts of feudal Japan . Aikido is the most popular Martial Art taught for police and other defensive tactics programs.
Within the USA Martial Arts Federation, the USA Aikido Association teaches both the Aiki-Kai and Yoshinkan styles of Aikido. The USA Aikido Association is the United States representative of the Chudokai Aikido Federation International which is based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada under the direction of Hanshi Kevin Blok, 9th Dan. Shihan (Kyoshi) Jarrett is a 7th Dan in Aikido and Blok Hanshi's most senior student