What's It Like?
What’s it like to train in Aikido?
During an Aikido class, students practice techniques for blending with and neutralizing punches, grabs, and other assaults. This training develops balance, flexibility, and coordination, as well as concentration and self-confidence in the face of an attack.
Applicable to Real World Situations
Aikido practice is different than many other martial arts because with very few exceptions (sword and staff practice) there are no katas. All techniques are practiced and perfected with a training partner which makes them much more applicable to real world situations (and is a lot more fun).
You’ll also train with beginners and experienced black belts as well. This is core to the philosophy of our Aikido. Although we have ranks, it’s expected that senior ranked students train with everyone in the spirit of harmony and mutual growth.
You do not need to be an athlete or in perfect shape to begin your Aikido practice. All techniques and training situations can be easily adapted to meet you at your level of fitness and flexibility.