Which form of exercise works best for you?
Do you enjoy Cardio and want to lose weight?
Training in Aikido will let you practice exercises that provide the full body cardio you need to burn calories.
Do you want to improve focus and discipline of your body and mind?
Aikido training will help you learn ways to gain control of your body and mind that will not only allow you to defeat aggressors in a fight but also to overcome adverse situations and obstacles in your daily life.
Would you like to use exercise to burn off stress?
Aikido training will help you train your body and mind to overcome stress and prevent it by letting you control your state of mind in stressful situations. The stretches and exercise we have each class is also great at burning off daily stress.
Please refer to the Class Schedules for details on offered class days and times..
What is Aikido?
Aikido is an art of self-defense which emphasizes body movement, throws, takedowns, and joint locks. When using Aikido properly, violent aggression can be neutralized swiftly and cleanly so that effective self-defense is possible without inflicting injury. This modern Japanese martial art was developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs.
Aikido is more than a physical art. Within its techniques are woven elements of philosophy, psychology, and human dynamics. It is a way of life that unifies life energy (Ki), being in harmony with one's environment and being centered within oneself. At its highest levels, it is an effective discipline for the development, integration, and utilization of all of one's powers - mental as well as physical
Like most other Aikido schools, we use spoken Japanese to name Aikido techniques which are learned as part of training.
A complete list of that vocabulary is available for Download here.