“If your opponent strikes with fire, counter with water, becoming completely fluid and free-flowing. Water, by its nature, never collides with or breaks against anything. On the contrary, it swallows up any attack harmlessly. ”
- O Sensei
The Western Aikido Association Spring Seminar will be taking place on April 18th and 19th, 2015. We will not be having any classes on that saturday. Please view the flyer for location, fees and teachers. We hope to see you there!Read more
Although Jean Maggrett does not practice Aikido anymore, she frequently sits on our testing boards. Into her 80s, Jean has practiced Aikido for more than 30 years. She is a student of Bob Nadeau, and a contemporary of our Sensei, Bob Noha. We have had the wonderful benefit of her perspective and guidance when she sits on our testing board. She is enthusiastic and encouraging to all who practice our art and is an advocate for the benefits that Aikido can bring you off the mat. The story presented in this post is Jean’s, published with permission from her on our blog. we are honored to be able to share this touching and poignant story. Dire Straights – Jean Maggrett From the time we were born, my brother Bill and I spent our summer holidays at a cottage built by our grandparents ...Read more
Here is the final part of Sensei Noha’s conversation on O Sensei’s Cosmology and it’s relationship to Training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqHNzGn5Vo4 And here are parts 1 through 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_HnMva2qAk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLP1i94xiTY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChpQNn1jRAY We hope you enjoyed this series. Please leave us a comment to let us know what you thought.Read more
Here is part 3 of our 4 part series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChpQNn1jRAYRead more
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.