Exmouth Aikido club welcomes new members.

PUBLISHED: 16:56 29 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:14 10 June 2010

MARTIAL Arts club Musubi Aikido is inviting the people of Exmouth to try something different in the New Year by coming along for a trial session at their club held on Mondays at Bystock Court, Exmouth.

MARTIAL Arts club 'Musubi Aikido' is inviting the people of Exmouth to try something different in the New Year by coming along for a trial session at their club held on Mondays at Bystock Court, Exmouth.

Club founder, Sensai Terry Bouchier said; "Unlike the punching and kicking of opponents made familiar by some other martial arts - Aikido focuses on using an opponents own energy and momentum against them and is therefore not reliant on your own personal strength.

"Known affectionately as 'the gentle art of people folding' it is a particularly good form of self-defence and is therefore suited to both men and women."

Musubi means harmonious interaction and this is at the heart of the aims of Exmouth's' own Aikido non-profit making organisation.

Because it is non-combative in nature, practitioners of Aikido generally seek to progressively study, not only the martial art form, but learn elements of associated philosophy, meditation, balance and movement, breathing and massage techniques.

Classes take place on Mondays, 7.30 to 9.30pm at Bystock Court and Thursdays at East Budleigh Village Hall, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Membership is open to all and cost £30 per year.

Initial trial sessions are free.

For further information contact Terry Bouchier on (01395) 275158 or visit their website on www.musubiaikido.co.uk.


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