Aikido training is
physically active, but does not require great physical strength. For this
reason, people of all ages can practice together.
first few months of training are spent learning basics - principles, movements,
falls, core techniques, and terminology.
As understanding of Aikido
basics develops, this knowledge is used to expand and polish the student's
repertoire of techniques.
Classes include stretching, centering, falling safely, empty hand techniques,
and weapons. The emphasis is on understanding correct movement, and precise
execution of technique.
As soon as Aikido training starts, most find
improvement in concentration, posture, balance, flexibility and movement.
Continued study builds a calm and confident attitude towards life.
It is recommended that you attend class a minimum of two times a week, and
also set aside a few minutes each day to practice solo forms
Aikido training brings benefits in the form of increased physical and mental
well-being, plus improved self-confidence as we continue to challenge ourselves.
the basics are absorbed, most students find that Aikido is a fascinating form of
recreation that they think about, look forward to, and enjoy.