There are two type of ki: ordinary ki and true ki. Ordinary ki is coarse and heavy; true ki is light and versatile. In order to perform well, you have to liberate yourself from ordinary ki and permeate your organs with true ki. That is the basis of powerful technique.
– Morihei Ueshiba
Aikido of Petaluma has been offering gentle martial and energy arts for the pressures of daily life since 1983. Our training emphasizes personal growth and development within the medium of a martial art. Our instructors offer a supportive, joyful and diverse training environment.
Beginners are welcome and encouraged to observe and participate in any of our classes.
We are currently practicing the sword and jo katas Rinjiro Shirata Sensei transmitted to Sensei John Stevens. Links to the Misogi No Jo and Misogi No Ken katas can be found here:
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Happy New Year! Aikido of Petaluma is very happy to announce an additional weapons class on Saturdays. Aldo Quezada, nidan, will be leading the..
This was the documentary Sensei was talking about in class this morning.
Happy Thanksgiving! There is no class while we celebrate the holiday with our family and loved ones. Classes resume on Saturday, November 24th.