Okolona Aikido in Louisville Kentucky offers systematic, combat oriented Aikido. Aikido is normally taught as thousands of separate techniques that take many years to learn. Systematic means that we approach Aikido as one simple principle of taking a persons balance. This is combined with a few basic body movements to produce all of the techniques.Combat oriented means that we both attack and defend using the Aikido principle and basic movements. In addition to these basics we also practice defending against common attacks one is likely to encounter. We study weapons both as training tools for the Aiki principle and as fighting implements. We emphasize reflex development, combat strategy and Aiki striking as well as the basic Aikido throws and submissions. We use foam padded weapons for some of our training and we practice ground fighting.