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Introduction to Aikido
June 22, 2024
Saturday  11:00 – 1:00pm
Cost – $25

*Taught by Matt Fluty Sensei


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Introduction to Aikido

Introduction to Aikido is a two hour class designed specifically for those new to Aikido.  In a safe and positive training environment, students will learn basic Aikido movements and techniques to cultivate greater Ki (energy), and the ability to flow gracefully in the face of change or conflict.  In addition, students will learn about the philosophy of Aikido as well as dojo etiquette.

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

Introduction to Aikido
June 22, 2024
Saturday  11:00 – 1:00pm
Cost – $25

*Taught by Matt Fluty Sensei


Register