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Introduction to Aikido
August 30, 2017
Wednesday Evening from 6:45 – 8:00pm
Course Fee – $15
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Introduction to Aikido
In Introduction to Aikido, you will experience how Aikido works as an effective tool to resolve conflict without aggression or violence.  In addition you will learn how to focus and cultivate Ki (vital life energy) for enhanced health and vitality.  Aikido training builds inner strength and vitality, balance and coordination, and mind,body, spirit integration.  Introduction to Aikido provides a base for a safe and joyful training experience, and is a prerequisite for those wishing to continue ongoing Aikido training.

Basics – Intermediate – Advanced – Black Belt Classes
Kihon Waza is the base or fundamental practice of Aikido technique as a means to coordinate and unify the body, mind, and spirit. Just as a master of Japanese calligraphy must spend countless hours perfecting basic brush strokes, so too must an Aikidoist invest a similar effort in mastering basic hand and footwork. Kihon Waza evolves into Ki No Nagare (flowing nature of ki). At this high level of Aikido practice, the nage allows the dynamic flow of Ki emanating from his spiritual center to be fully expressed through the physical technique. This sublime expression of Ki embodies and reveals the true spirit of Aiki, which is the unifying force of love that binds and sustains the universe. Although Aikido can be utilized as a dynamic method of personal protection, this aim is considered a by-product of sincere long-term practice and not its primary purpose. Aikido no Kaiso (founder) was very clear that Aikido should be practiced as a way to become one with the Divine. Therefore, a practitioner of Aikido should refrain from indulging in the ego’s desire to struggle, fight, or compete with the other, for this leads to greater separation and away from unification. Aikido is practiced in a joyful and vibrant manner so as to create a positive internal and external environment for individuals to celebrate their connection with Kami (Spirit), life and each other.  

Membership Fees
Ongoing Practice (monthly) $120

Getting Started 
Introduction to Aikido
August 30, 2017
Wednesday Evening from 6:45 – 8:00pm
Course Fee – $15
Register