What is Aikido?

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies. Loosely translated, Aikido means \”way of harmonizing or blending with energy. Aikido techniques are intended to be implemented after first blending with the motion of the attacker, so that the defender may redirect the attacker\’s momentum without directly opposing it, thus using minimum effort. It is not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement.

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Notice of AGM and Elections

Maldives Aikido Association

M. Beachshine

Male, Maldives                                                                                         8th February 2013



The AGM for 2012 will be held as below.

Maldives Aikido Association will also have general election to elect members for the following posts:

1. President

2. Vice President

3. Secretary

4. Treasurer

Interested members of the Association are required to submit their nomination forms, indicating the post they wish to get elected for, to the above address before 14/02/2013. Please download the nomination forms from here

The AGM and election is to be held on 16/02/2013 at Indoor Cricket Hall, Ekuveni from 11:00pm to 11:30pm.

For more information, please call 7773712.

Thank you

First Election of MAA

The first election of Maldives Aikido Association was held on 5th November 2009 at Ekuveni Indoor Cricket Hall from 20:30 to 21:00. This was to elect the first executive committee of the Association. The elected Exco is as follow: President: Ismail Rafeeq Vice President: Ahmed Mazin Secretary: Abdullah Maumoon Treasurer: Rafeeuddin

Aikido Training with Sensei Simon Lee

On Tuesday (13/10/09), a special Aikido class was held instructed by Sensei Simon Lee (4th Dan Aikikai) from Singapore. About 11 students participated in the class which was held from 9 to 11pm. Participants were able get better insight into Aikido training and concepts and also a new perspective into Aikido training. MAAM would like to thank Sensei Siomn Lee for visiting our dojo and taking a class despite his busy schedule. We are privileged to have trained with Sensei Siom Lee who has more than 28 years experience in Aikido.