Duration: 50 min; Free; Developed by Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido is a Japanese martial art that focuses on harnessing one's own energy to either gain control of opponents or redirect them away from one's self. This form of fighting places great emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement. An excellent physical exercise and effective self-defense style, Aikido involves throws and joint locks derived from Jiu-Jitsu. You'll improve not only your overall strength through practicing different Aikido maneuvers, but you'll also learn to increase your awareness of your surroundings. As opposed to inflicting harm, you'll use the technique of redirection and neutralization to deflect an opponent's attack. Move in harmony with an opponent's movements -- not against. By the end of this session, you'll be better off to defend yourself, ready to take on any situation!
Learn the basics of Aikido in this intro to Aikido class
Discover a new martial art that focuses not on inflicting harm, but on redirecting and neutralizing an opponent's attacks
Train your instincts to move in harmony with an opponent's movements
Challenge your mental and physical strength through drills and practice of maneuvers
Note: This is a free trial class for for first time attendees only.
Cancellation Policy: As a courtesy to fellow participants, please provide at least 24 hour cancellation notice.