Welcome to Falls Road Aikido
Since 2010, Falls Road Aikido has been providing instruction in Aikido and the martial arts in the Mt. Washington, MD
We have moved to our new location 6302 Falls Rd,Suite D, Baltimore, MD 21209 area.
People who practice Aikdio
Men, Women, Children. Big, Medium Sized and Small. Old, Middle Aged and Young. Supper Fit, Kind of Fit and Getting There. Moms, Dads, Single, Married, Aunts, Uncles. Students, Bouncers, Plumbers and Lawyers.
Because aikido emphasizes evasion and circular/spiral redirection of an attacker’s aggressive force into throws, pins and immobilizations as a primary strategy rather than punches and kicks, it works for everyone.
The primary strategic foundations of Aikido are:
- Moving into a position off of the line of attack
- Seizing control of the attacker’s balance by means of leverage and timing
- Applying a throw, pin, or other sort of immobilization (such as a wrist/arm lock)
Strikes (atemi) are not absent altogether from the strategic arsenal of the Aikidoist, but their use is primarily (though not exclusively) as a means of distraction. A strike is delivered in order to provoke a reaction from the aggressor, creating a window of opportunity, facilitating the application of a throw, pin, or other immobilization.