Aikido Kenkyukai Sydney City (www.aikidosydneycity.com) is a beautiful, full-time dojo in the inner-city area of Sydney, Australia, offering classes for children and adults in the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido, 'The Art of Peace'.
We belong to a worldwide network of Aikido dojos inspired by the teachings of Yoshinobu Takeda Shihan, and known as Aikido Kenkyukai International (AKI). The name 'kenkyukai' means 'research group', and is indicative of our joyful, innovative and creative approach to Aikido study. Sensitivity, softness, connection with our partners, and freedom in movement are signature themes of our classes.
This short film was made by one of our students, Jessica Cooper, as an audition piece for film school. It was shot at 1000 frames per second and should be viewed at 720p.