Aikido is an effective and flowing self-defense art

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that grew out of “hard-style” combative arts, however in Aikido, instead of learning how to injure the attacker, you learn to avoid the force of the attack, then lead it into a wrist pin or throw. The Aikido way can also mean simply getting out of the way of an attack without escalating the fight and without “punishing” the attacker – A noble goal and a different view for those who often see martial arts portrayed as arts of destruction. There is no competition in Aikido. Instead, there is cooperation in the early phase of learning, a spirit of helping your partner get stronger by giving progressively stronger attacks.

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The Aikido School of Central Ohio is one of the region’s premier martial arts schools

Founded in January 1993, the Aikido School of Central Ohio is led by 6th-degree black belt, Claude Geeroms and 4th-degree black belt, James Ford. The Aikido School of Central Ohio is located at 4554 Indianola Ave (map). Prospective students may contact the dojo at (614) 580-2878 or via email at