From their full time school in Barnstaple, the Martial Arts School deliver Martial Arts training to the whole of North Devon, including Ilfracombe, South Molton, Braunton, Bideford, and of course Barnstaple itself. They combine the principles of timing, strong position and proper alignment to concentrate our inner power into the opponent’s weak line. At first we learn with overt and exaggerated movements against specific contrived attacks to quickly learn basic concepts. Once mastered, the practice becomes about perfecting the control of your own weight, fear and temperament. Aikido is holistic. Using ‘budo’ to improve yourself inside and out. Because of the non competitive nature of the training people of any size, shape, gender or age may train to a very high level.