When the term “martial arts” is mentioned, the words “kicking” and “punching” instantly come to mind. So how about a martial art that does not involve any kicking or punching at all? Well, look no further than Aikido: a martial art that does not teach its students offensive techniques such as kicks and punches, but instead teaches defensive techniques such as locks and throws.
RP’s Aikido Interest Group (Aikido IG) was founded in 2008 and taught by chief instructor Phillip Lee Sensei, founder and head of Aikido Shinju-kai Singapore. Every year, we compete in an event called Youth Aikido Meet, placing in either first or second. In 2012, our team clinched second place.
Interested to find out more? Head on down to the martial arts room located at the sports complex on Mondays and see what Aikido is all about!