The purpose of the Aikido Club is to promote the practice of aikido amongst students, faculty, and staff at Cape Fear Community College. Aikido is not primarily a system of combat, but a means of self-cultivation and improvement. Regular aikido practice creats a better student and a more well rounded human being. It promotes increased focus and discipline; reducese stress; cultivates mindfulness and compassion. Aikido practitioners become excellent mediators as they seek win-win solutions to conflict. It also serves as an effective form of self-defense and protection.