Note: Textbook required.
This co-educational class is a continuation of the introductory Aikido class; however, it is open to students of all levels. Aikido is a noncompetitive, non-aggressive, self-defense Japanese Martial Art. Regardless of age, size, or gender, anyone in reasonably good health or physical condition can participate and benefit from this Aikido class. Empty handed techniques, as well as techniques involving the bokken (wooden sword), tanto (wooden knife) and jo (staff) will be covered. Students will be taught how to perform all basic falls, warm-up exercises as well as fundamentals of basic movements and techniques. Aikido principles and etiquette will be taught.