Concepts + History + Basic Movements
4 HOURS/2 SESSIONS - $50
Saturdays: June 17th and June 24th, 2017
From 10am to Noon w/ break.
+ Includes FREE training uniform
+ Incentive Offer upon completion: 3 months of unlimited training $150
(registration fee waived)
Learn more about aikido from up-close...
The Aikido Institute periodically offers the INTRO TO AIKIDO series for people who want to learn more about Aikido up-close. The Intro course is meant to be an orientation to the practice of Aikido, with the following aspects:
Overview of History and Concepts
Aikido is unique in its philosophy and its place in the martial arts world. Instructors will discuss the history of Aikido and our dojo, to shed light on what makes it so unique and powerful. Concepts and principles are explained within the context of the overall discussion of how Aikido helps to achieve harmony.
Often times, explanations of concepts and principles require demonstration. Instructors will offer basic demonstrations of techniques or movements.
Basics Movement & Technique
Concepts and principles are translated into exercises of basic movement. Footwork is emphasized, with a focus on how the body moves in response to our partner. Building from basic foot and body movement, students will then be introduced to basic Aikido techniques, which are broken down into components and are performed one step at a time and with minimum use of power, to ensure safety.
Instructors will also introduce students to the mechanics of falling correctly, which includes some basic backward rolling practices. Various exercises and partner-assisted practices will be used to give students a chance to experience falling without the stress of feeling forced to fall during a technique.
The Intro course is meant to be a light activity focused on introducing people to the beautiful art of Aikido. It is not strenuous or physically demanding. For us, safety is first, and at no point are any students made to do anything that they are not comfortable with. Students are encouraged to be vocal about their limitations and concerns, and the dojo will make accommodations in any way possible
Find out what makes Aikido so powerful, popular, and fun
Learn concepts and body movement in a fun, supportive environment
Classes are taught by our senior instructors
Train with students of all levels while you study the basics