Welcome to the Komeikan Aikido Renshinkai Club website. Established in 2008 and based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, it is one of only eight International Aikido Renshinkai Clubs.
Aikido is a traditional Japanese Martial art, which was derived from the ancient art of Daito ryu Aiki-jujutsu and the study of traditional Japanese weapons. The students of Aikido train to control an aggressor by redirecting his or her power through circular and linear movements. The system also utilizes the application of locks, pressure points, chokes and throws.
Aikido is a non-competitive system of study. Renshinkai and Yoshinkai Aikido are commonly referred to as "hard styles", with Yoshinkai Aikido being practiced by the Tokyo Riot Police Force in Japan. They are both considered to be the most combative of Aikido styles.
"Aikido is a shield, not a sword."
- Nick Kilislian Sensei