London, Ontario, Canada
Welcome to World Seikido web site. Seikido is a relatively new martial art based upon Tae Kwon Do and Aikido, both of which are founded in older martial arts, including Japanese Shotokan Karate and Jujitsu. Tae Kwon Do originated in Korea. The founder of modern Tae Kwon Do is General Choi Hong Hi, who has lived in Toronto since the 1960's. Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba in Japan.
It is the blending of the most modern and scientifically correct techniques derived from Tae Kwon Do and Aikido that makes Seikido unique. The founders built upon these foundation arts, both of which are considered the pinnacle of their respective styles, and developed techniques unique to Seikido. These include throwing and pinning techniques to neutralize high kicks, and striking techniques to disable grappling attacks. In addition to sparring practice, releases from holds, as well as throws and pins, are essential aspects of Seikido self defence training.
Because Seikido self defence is rooted in Aikido philosophy, teaching methods follow the traditions derived from ancient Japanese Bujutsu (warrior arts). Aikido means the way of harmony, and aims to achieve harmony with the offender, other persons, the environment, and oneself. The Budo (martial way) of Aikido is defined as "the spirit of loving protection for all beings".
|Tenets of Seikido|
|COURTESY||which means to always be polite and respectful of others.|
|INTEGRITY||which means to act according to your conscience with a sense of justice.|
|PERSEVERANCE||which means to be patient and persistent in working toward your goals.|
|SELF CONTROL||which means to refrain from over indulgence, to control your actions and thoughts.|
|HARMONY||which means to be one with the offender, other persons, your environment, and the universe; to be at peace with oneself, benevolent toward others, aware, open minded, and to follow the path that avoids extremism. It also means to always cherish life.|