Test fee: $35
November 7 - December 14, 2022 Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-6:50pm $99
Step by step instruction for new beginners. Build confidence, focus and physicality with the Japanese Martial Art of Harmony. A great way to learn Aikido basics in a safe, friendly space. No membership, no uniform required. Class meets twice weekly for 6 weeks. Mondays with Melissa Sensei, Wednesdays with Bookman Sensei.
The Aikido Advanced Intensive offers a weekend of in-depth training with Kaicho, Bruce Bookman. Participants will get individualized guidance and help with getting to the next stage of their training. Bookman Sensei will spend time working, one-on-one with each student. Bokken and jo, freestyle and themes that connect basics to advanced techniques will be taught. Months of progress can be accomplished during this weekend. This Intensive is a great way to re-set your aikido practice for the year to come. As always, we welcome aikidoists of any affliation. All affiliations welcome, as usual. 4th Kyu and up or with permission. We will be following all CD recommendations regarding COVID safety.
Saturday: 7:30-9:00am weapons practice in the park
Potluck starts at 6:30
Sunday: 8:00-9:00am Aikido Extensions (optional). 9:00-11:00am, 12:15-2:15
Postponed. Watch for updates.
This one-day course trains women in the necessary skills to deal with aggressive individuals, especially when in unfamiliar or uncomfortable locations. This includes traveling abroad or late at night in a parking garage/the street or on the college campus. Women will be given a dialog to use in the typical pre-attack phases of potential physical violence. Often this dialog and postural training will be enough to cause would-be attackers to go the other way. Women will be given extensive drills in simple but effective self-defense, including practicing their skills against a padded, male instructor in mock encounters while being coached by a women instructor. This course assumes that you have no previous training and it will be adjusted to the participant’s fitness level. Women get experience in finding their voice and grounding themselves in their core strength. This course offers life skills that will help women stand their ground in difficult situation at work, in relationships and wherever it’s necessary.Women’s self-defense and Empowerment is a life changing experience even if you never have to use the physical self-defense skills.