Aikido

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Aikido

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Aikido was founded in the early to mid 20th century by Morihei Ueshiba, also referred to as O Sensei (Great Teacher), in Japan. He grew up in a particularly violent time in Japan’s history and by all accounts was a master of many lethal martial arts including swordsmanship, staff, jiujitsu and many others. It is said that O Sensei experienced a spiritual awakening and subsequently created the art of Aikido, The art of Peace. The word Aikido is translated as “ The way of harmony” and this sentiment is the underpinning of Aikido training. 
Practitioners are taught to take the energy of an attack, blend with it and diffuse it while maintaining their safety as well at the safety of the attacker. There are no counter techniques in aikido and no sparring. Aikido encourages one to be self-reflective and examine how by changing your reaction to a potentially unpleasant or violent situation, you can change the outcome for the betterment of all involved. There is a common belief that the practice of Aikido is a way to bring peace to the world, one community at a time. 


Aikido Classes and Fees

Adult Classes:

Monday:         8:00pm - 9:00pm     
Wednesday:   5:00pm - 6:15pm      
Saturday:       12:00am - 1:00pm     


Dues

Dues are $75.00 per month for adults. 


Drop in Rate

Drop in rate for current practitioners of Aikido is $10 per session.


Private Instruction

Sifu Michelle is available for private instruction. Please email or call for more info. 


What to wear to class

Wear clothing that can withstand some tugging and that you feel comfortable in. If you have a Hakama or Gi, you can wear that to class, but it is not required.