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Welcome to the Budostuff Aikido division!

Aikido is a martial art that arose from Japanese traditions and was invented by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). The techniques used in aikido are unique in that they depend on controlling the opponent and neutralising his attack by using a combination of leverages, immobilisation techniques and throws designed to work in a circular fashion.

In this martial art there is no direct opposition or blocking, all techniques are designed to work in the direction of the attack of the opponent. Aikido does not involve the use of striking, kicking, undercutting nor pushing. The effectiveness of the techniques is not dependent on your strength but ones ability to step aside from the line of attack, and appropriately grasp the opponent to throw  him off balance. When the techniques are performed with percision and skill, they allow one to be able to deal with a much bigger and stronger opponent.

Aikido is not simply a set of techniques, but the product of decades of experimentation, meditation and indepth studies of other existing martial arts and styles of hand to hand combat. While Morihei Ueshiba was exceptionally well versed in the martial arts, at the same time he was a deeply religious man, who considered aikido as a perfect martial art because it did not rely on the clash of strength, nor confrontational struggle or conflict. The graceful, almost dance like techniques express the philosophy of aikido, - harmony, serenity, agreement and balance.

Keeping in mind all aspects of the martial art of aikido, and particularly the nature of training sessions, which involve repetative throws, falls and moving around on the knees, Budostuff wish to provide you with high quality training gear that will not only last many years but also provide comfort and enjoyment during training. It is our pleasure to offer you equipment that is deigned and created according to the best standards, as well as the result of many years of studies devoted to improvements and perfecting the materials and technology such that it will meet even the stringest requirements. At Budostuff we are totally confident that you will appreciate the quality of our training gear and you will find something suitable to meet your needs. All of our gear is made in Japan from quality Japanese materials.

Original Japanese calligraphy. Add a little eastern mystique to your home or dojo, hang a beautiful Japanese gaku on your wall. We offer you custom, hand made, calligraphy and scrolls.  Each peace unique, created especially for you by our masterful calligrapher.

What is missing on your gi ?... That’s right, your name!

We have just the service for you. We highly recommend that you personalise your training equipment. Beautiful embroidery, not only enhances the appearance of your gear, but you will no longer need to worry about losing your gi in crowded change rooms.

We offer embroidery on various peaces of training gear as well as carry cases for buki and iaito.

On these "gadget pages" you will find various articles not necessarily related to martial arts. These are  various items that can be used in everyday life, works of art or interesting items of clothing with prints that represent the Japanese culture or art.

This is the place where you purchase bits and things that will bring a piece of Japan into your daily life, be it lounging comfortably at home, or walking along the street.

Visit these pages regularly – we keep on adding new items!

What gadgets would you like to see here? Email us your suggestions: budostuf@budostuff.com

Welcome in the Budostuff Iaido division!

Iaido is the art of swift drawing of the sword and contra-attack in one fluid movement, in response to an unforeseen attack from an opponent. The purpose of mastering this art in ancient Japan was to train in self defence in case of a sudden attack during everyday activities.

The effectiveness of the defence in such a situation was primarily dependent on the exactness and precision of judging distance, an intuitive perception of the direction of the attack and the perfection of the execution of the technique, requiring an intimate and  complete mind-body unification.
 
Similarly to other traditional Japanese martial arts containing the element "do", which means "way", in their name, the purpose of training in this martial art is not to learn to kill but for spiritual growth and development. It provides a "way" for constant growth and development of the mind-body unification, and the perfection of gracefulness of movements, technique and inner harmony.

Keeping in mind the aims that students of the art of iaido, Budostuff are very pleased to be able to offer you high quality products made in Japan, using Japanese quality materials and according to traditional methods. We are completely certain that you will be pleased with the excellent quality of the equipment Budostuff offers and that you will be able to find something of interest to you.

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