Kendo in Maine

The Ellsworth Aikikai

79 Main St 3rd Floor, The Yoga Place
Ellsworth, ME 04605

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that is related to Jujitsu, Kendo, and Judo. It emphasizes unbalancing throws and pins, and the student learns how to redirect an attacker's motions instead of trying to stop them by force. As a result, balance and perception become more important than physical size or strength. The name of Aikido is composed of three Japanese words: ai, meaning harmony; ki, spirit or energy; do, the path, system or way. . . .