Tests start at 12:30.
Test fee: $35
January 30-March 15th, 2023 Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-6:50pm $125
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. Bring a mask and proof of vaccination please.
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. Enrollement limited to 22 students. Vaccination required.
*This seminar has 2 more spaces as of Dec 1, 2022
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
Join Hal Lehrman Shihan for a weekend of self-exploration and growth. Lehrman Shihan is the Master teacher and owner of Aikido of Park Slope, and is widely respected for his many years of contribution to the Aikido community. According to Lehrman Shihan, "Aikido develops both the outward and the inner courage. It is daring, exuberant and caring." This seminar is highly recommended by Bruce Bookman Kaicho Tenzan Aikido. All ranks and affiliations welcome.
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.
Please note: chose carefully when purchasing seminars or classes as we cannot offer refunds.