Aikido is a traditional martial art that was founded by O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. O Sensei evolved Aikido from Daito Ryu Aikijujitsu, and various sword, staff, and spear arts. Although highly skilled in many different disciplines, O Sensei developed Aikido to be a non-competitive martial art to be practiced for the betterment of all.
Aikido as a martial art seeks to neutralize an opponent’s attack while keeping both yourself and the attacker unharmed. The concepts of ki flow, blending energy and centering are central to the principles of Aikido. In addition to Aikido’s unique place among the martial arts, Aikido can also be a creative tool for self-improvement.
As practitioners, rather than viewing the world in an “us vs them” perspective, we see the connectivity within everyone. The physical training becomes a reference for growth and development and ultimately, we measure ourselves not from an outward perspective but an inward one. The dojo and our practice provide a safe and tangible environment for experiencing both the physical and spiritual aspects of the art.
Aikido classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm, and Saturdays at 11:30am. The cost for the class is $80 per month.