Aikido is the study of Aiki
- Ai- harmony
- Ki- spirit energy
- Do- path
According to the founder of Aikido, Morehei Ueshiba, Aikido is the pathway to Aiki. Aiki is the universal principle that brings all things together. It is the optimal process of harmonization that operates in all realms, from the vastness of space to the tiniest atoms. Aiki further signifies the unity of heaven, earth, and humankind, the ideal that inspires people to live in harmony with the environment and with each other. Aiki is the mutual accord, the art of reconciliation, a virtue essential for civilized living.
On the individual level, Aiki stands for the integration of body and spirit, a state of wholeness and balance.
Aikido evolved from traditional martial arts in the 1930’s. Aikido is an art that trains one in the skills required to defend oneself, one’s values, and beliefs when confronted with conflict, either physical or mental, without inflicting injury to the aggressor. Aikido is naturally effective as self-defense, because it relies on intuition, insight, good judgment, and evasive moves, rather than physical power, when confronted with a threat. Aikido is also a mind-and-body-coordinated activity. Mind and body coordinated activities recognize the way the mind controls the body and the way the body affects the mind. Through the training process students develop a calm centered state of body and mind from which new pathways are generated that are based on restoring love and harmony in life.
Is Aikido for You?
Aikido is for someone:
- Looking for a martial art that is non-violent, yet effective, and does not rely on physical strength
- Interested in reducing stress
- Who wants to improve their physical conditioning and balance
- Seeking to develop their spirituality
Come out and observe or schedule a trial class to see if Aikido is right for you.
Times and Tuition Costs
Mondays - 8pm - 9:15pm
Wednesdays - 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Sundays - Open Mat time depending on availablity.
$50 per month on a monthly basis.
An annual fee of $30 covers the cost of insurance. This is required before formal training can begin.
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