Aikido is a non-competitive Japanese Martial Art developed in the early 20th century by the Japanese Martial Arts expert,  Morihei Ueshiba (often referred to as ‘O Sensei’ or great teacher). It is based on a series of throws and immobilization techniques which utilize the attacker’s own strength, momentum, and aggression. As aikido relies on skill and not strength,  it can be practiced by people of all ages and physical abilities.