Training ranges of the rigorous and aerobic to the detailed and meditative.

Training ranges of the rigorous and aerobic to the detailed and meditative.

Adult Classes: Weekly Schedule

Monday 7:30 - 8:30pm - Aikido (all ranks)
Monday 8:40-9:30pm - Aikido (weapons)

Tuesday 7:30 - 8:30pm - Aikido (fundamentals)
Tuesday 8:40 - 9:30pm - Aikido (weapons)

Wednesday 7:30-8:30 - Aikido (all ranks)
Wednesday 8:40-9:30pm - Aikido (weapons)

Thursday 7:30 - 8:30pm - Aikido (all ranks)
Thursday 8:40 - 9:30pm - Aikido (advanced, 4th kyu and up) 

Saturday 10 - 11:00am - Aikido (all ranks)

Aikido, All Ranks, Class Description

In the all ranks class students of all levels train together. Attention is given to novice students to assure they are learning in a comfortable environment. We cover a range of skills in this class including tumbling techniques, strikes and defenses as well as refining and more deeply exploring breathing, meditation, and integration exercises. Curriculum includes

  • Exploration of Breathing, Meditation Exercises
  • Rigorous warm up
  • Body Movement and Coordination Exercises
  • Tumbling skills and introduction to advanced tumbling
  • Strikes
  • Self-Defense Techniques

This course is ongoing and part of the standard dojo membership fee.

Aikido, Weapons, Class Description

Aikido is derived from the battlefield techniques of the samurai, so understanding the art requires a level of training with weapons. Traditional Aikido weapons training includes the bokken (wooden sword), jo (short staff) and tanto (dagger).

Weapons class is open to students of all levels and should be considered appropriate for any student of Aikido. Curriculum includes:

  • Posture and holding weapons properly
  • Striking and cutting practice (suburi)
  • Forms (kata)
  • Partnered forms (kumitachi, kumijo)
  • Disarming and attacker (bokken-dori, jo-dori, tanto-dori)
  • throwing an attacker attempting to grab your weapon (jo-nage)

Weapons requirements begin showing up on belt exams in the advanced-beginner level. As such, it is critical that students of Aikido begin to attend weapons classes early on in their training.

This course is ongoing and part of the standard dojo membership fee.

Aikido, Fundamentals

Focuses on technical detail emphasizing perfection of form over fast, hard technique. Ideal for new students interested in experiencing Aikido and ongoing members looking to improve technical precision. 

  • Breathing, Meditation Exercises
  • Body Movement and Coordination Exercises
  • Basic tumbling skills
  • Striking and weapons kata
  • Technical details for application of technique

This course is ongoing and part of the standard dojo membership fee and available as a stand alone offering. Please see our membership fees page.

AIKIDO, ADVANCED, CLASS DESCRIPTION

Because this class moves at a swift pace and assumes a higher level of tumbling skills, it is only open to students ranked 4th kyu (blue belt) and higher. The course is designed to explore the more advanced techniques of the art and to increase power in basic and intermediate techniques. It is essential for students who wish to test into advanced ranks and eventually Dan (black belt) ranks to attend this class on a regular basis. Curriculum includes:

  • Deeper exploration of Breathing, Meditation Exercises
  • More rigorous warm up
  • Deeper exploration of Body Movement and Coordination Exercises
  • Advanced tumbling skills
  • Kneeling techniques against kneeling and standing attackers
  • Strikes
  • Advanced Self-Defense Techniques
  • Multiple person attacks
  • Weapon retention

This course is ongoing and part of the standard dojo membership fee.