What is Aikido?
Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art characterized by dynamic movement, powerful throws, strikes, joint and pinning techniques. Extremely effective as a means of self-defense, Aikido is a potent art descended from the samurai tradition. All ages may benefit from the discipline of this training.
6-Week Introductory Course
The 6-Week Introductory Course is designed to give new students an solid foundation for Ongoing Training. Defensive movement, falling skills, and strikes will be taught, and students will learn basic throws and pins in actual practice against attacks. No experience is required, and all are welcome.
Aikido for Children & Teens
Aikido provides unique benefits for children. In addition to self-defense skills and increased awareness, children gain a sense of discipline, cooperation and self respect. With an emphasis on constructive, engaging instruction, children will learn the techniques at a pace they will appreciate and enjoy. Both Ongoing and Six-week Introductory courses are offered.
Ongoing Training – Classes Offered Seven Days a Week
The Ongoing Program is offered for students interested in making a commitment to the disciplined training introduced in the 6-Week Introductory Course. Through this program students are encouraged to progress through intensive effort to a mastery of the art. The Japanese Culture Center offers classes seven days a week at a variety of levels and is designed to allow students at any rank to train every day if they so desire. Monthly dues are charged for unlimited attendance ($100 per month or $140 per month Aikido and JKA Karate).