Aikido Introductory Classes

Aikido is a non-competitive martial art, known as the “Art of Peace” for its conflict resolution qualities.   

Intro to Aikido: Aikido Fundamentals

Four classes in April for beginners, or those with a beginner’s mind, who want to start Aikido for the first time, or polish and brush up on long forgotten skills.

About/What will be covered: 

Our Wednesday Classes will be introducing Aikido fundamentals in a safe environment that embodies Aikido, the Art of Peace. Aikido is a Budo, or Traditional Japanese Martial Art that follows the ways of harmony and peace where one uniquely focuses on polishing yourself as a spiritual warrior, and making sure your attacker is also not harmed. We’ll be introducing principles such as:

Fundamental techniques, how to roll and fall safely while training

Introduction and the meaning of Aikido weapons: Aiki-Ken, and Aiki-Jo

Ways to start taking Aikido off the mat and out into life

A wonderful place to to get started, or brush up where you might’ve left off on your journey. 



Who can attend:

Anyone who is curious and willing to try is invited to come. Everyone is encouraged to train in a joyful manner. No Aikido uniform is required for your first month of training, come in comfortable clothes to move and roll in. 

How to sign up or get more information:

Call Aikido of Petaluma at 707-410-9732 to sign up.
Note: You must sign up to attend the class.  Last-minute calls are OK.

A note from the Instructor, Liam Robertson, Aikido 2nd Degree Black Belt (Nidan)

I have been training in martial arts since I was about 10 years old, starting with Shotokan Karate, but I’ve always had a curiosity about Aikido and its uniqueness in the martial arts world. Being a creative person, Aikido resonates to me with that sense of creativity the founder explained how each technique is new and evolving, true victory is self victory, and its core tenants being to train in a joyful manner. I’ve found Aikido to be a great martial art for enhancing one’s physical ability and peaceful nature, but more importantly to me, the sense of joy that good training brings. Please come join us!



The 4 Wednesdays in April. (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th) 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Single fee covering the entire introductory month (4 classes): $40