- Starts Mar 4Starts Mar 4
- 65 US dollars$65
Aikido is Japan's youngest martial art. Ai means harmony. Ki means energy. Do is the way. Thus, ai-ki-do is the way we harmonize energy. In other words, it emphasizes self-defense with a do-no-harm approach. And at DSBK, we integrate self-discovery through the self-defense. This beginner series is progressive. Concepts from one class roll forward into the next. Learning in one class builds the foundation for what will be mastered in the next class. Ki breathing, ma-ai (distance/timing), attacks, footwork, shiko walking (knee-walking) kuzushi (unbalancing an attacker), ukemi (safely falling), and rolling forwards or backwards are just a few key skills students come away with. IMPORTANT: Intro Class registration covers attendance at any and all other DSBK regular classes throughout the month of March! You can expect warm-up stretches and kinesthetics, practicing essential movements and concepts, and then assembling those initial movements into complete techniques with time to practice these techniques fluidly. Traditionally, martial artists train in a gi, which is a two-piece training uniform (loose pants and top tied with a belt). The fabric is durable and takes a lickin’. However, beginners should really only invest in a gi once they’ve tried aikido and love it. So, come wearing workout clothes, activewear, or gym clothes of some kind. (Pants are better than shorts and longer sleeves are better than tank tops for this training.) Definitely bring a water bottle and a readiness to laugh and have a great time working with excellent people.
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