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Iaido classes are open to adults and children ages 13+
Aikido For Kids Classes are open to students ages 5 to 12
Beginning Aikido classes are open to adults and children ages 13+
Intermediate/Advanced Aikido classes are open to adults and children ages 13+, with permission from the instructor
All members of the teaching staff are certified by the Aikido Association of America

 

New Students: If you have a dogi (martial arts uniform), you may wear it with a white belt. Otherwise, please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Long sweat pants are preferable to shorts. Please arrive a few minutes before class starts.

Chushinkan Dojo Class Schedule

 

Time

Class

Monday Evening 

*Heritage Hall
Walter Ehlers Community Center

5:30 6:30

6:30 7:30

7:30 8:30

Aikido For Kids

Beginning Aikido

Intermediate/Advanced Aikido

Wednesday Evening

*Heritage Hall
Walter Ehlers Community Center

5:30 6:30

6:30 7:30

7:30 8:30

Aikido For Kids

Intermediate/Advanced Aikido 

Iaido

Thursday Evening

*Heritage Hall
Walter Ehlers Community Center

5:30 6:30

6:30 7:30

7:30 8:30

Aikido For Kids

Beginning Aikido

Intermediate/Advanced Aikido

Saturday Morning

*Heritage Hall
Walter Ehlers Community Center

8:00 - 9:00

9:00 9:30

9:30 10:30

Iaido

Meditation   

Aikido All Levels

 *Class locations may change to Liberty Hall or the Senior Center  without notice.
For special events, classes may be held at the Buena Park Community Center
For quick reference of Calendar of Events, click here

Class Definitions

Aikido for Kids

Open to: children ages 5 to 12
Class focus: proficiency in basic rolling and falling; learning basic techniques to prepare them for transitioning into the ranking system of the Aikido Association of America
Class format: stretching, aikido exercises, and techniques

Beginning Aikido

 

Open to: all aikido students ages 13+
Class focus: proficiency in basic rolling and falling; proper body mechanics; aikido principles; examination requirements for the Aikido Association of America 7th and 6th kyu ranks
Class format: stretching, aikido exercises, and techniques

All Levels

 

 

Open to: all aikido students ages 13+
Class focus: proficiency in basic rolling and falling; proper body mechanics; aikido principles; examination requirements for the Aikido Association of America
Class format: stretching, aikido exercises, and techniques

Intermediate/Advanced Aikido

Open to: aikido students 7th kyu and above, or with instructor's permission
Class focus: intermediate/advanced rolling and falling; in-depth technical details and concepts; advanced applications; adaptations of techniques; examination requirements for kyu and dan ranks; instructor training
Class format: please come to class early and warm up on your own; student requests taken; group and individual free practice

Weapons

Beginning: all aikido ranks 
Class focus: etiquette; handling weapons; suburi (usage); kata (forms)

 

Intermediate: aikido students 7th kyu and above
Class focus: kata; bokken taisabaki (paired movement); defense against weapons

 

Advanced: aikido students 2nd kyu and above, or with instructor's permission
Class focus: bokkendori and jo dori (defense against weapons); jo nage (throwing with the staff); kumitachi and kumijo (paired exercise)

 

Note: if you don't own personal weapons, they will be provided

Meditation

 

Open to Aikido and Iaido students

Open to: everyone
Class focus: meditation through correct breathing, posture, centering, and mindfulness
Class format: sitting, standing, and movement meditation

Iaido


Separate registration required for this class

Open to: all iaido ranks
Class focus: usage and etiquette of Japanese swordsmanship; training in Nishio Ryu and Omori Ryu; optional classical styles for advanced students

Class format: individual iaido kata, self-study with instructor assistance, and demonstration


Note: for beginners, a bokken will be provided. Intermediate and above students should wear a dogi with hakama, and have an iaito.

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