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Aikido at the Center

Aikido at the Center offers traditional Aikido training for adults and children.  Aikido is suitable for all ages. It is a non-threatening martial art. Aikido is practiced in a friendly and cooperative atmosphere. The goal of Aikido is to neutralize aggression rather than increase it.  

Upcoming Events

Aikido at the Center is very excited to be working with our local independent cinema, The Loft, for a fundraiser! The Loft will be showing the classic Kurosawa movie YOJIMBO on Feb. 7th from 2-4 pm and all ticket proceeds go to the dojo for our scholarship fund.

We'll also be doing a demo and discussing Aikido, O'Sensei, and what we do at the dojo from 1-3 pm. A table will be set up in the lobby with more information. Pleasecome by and visit!

If you'd like to see a classic Japanese movie and support our dojo, please come out to the movie and have a good time! You can also pass out our flyer to anyone you know who might be interested.



SAVE THE DATE!! Mary Heiny Sensei will be in Tucson for a seminar the weekend of April 3-5. We will keep you posted.


Aikido at the Center has MOVED! Our new dojo address is 3045 N. Stone Ave. It is just across the street from our old address.

Advanced Class--Sunday, January 18th at 9:00 am
Advanced Class--Sunday, February 1st at 9:00 am.



AATC has 5 Fukushidoin!
 Claire, Patty, Joe, Ted, and Kim.  The teachers at two of our affiliate dojos were also certified--Trisha, Bill, and Lisa.  

Fukushidoin are certified assistant instructors. They all trained with Goto Sensei (7th dan) and got their certificates through the Takemusu Aikido Associate and are recognized by Aikido World Headquarters. We are very proud of them all!  

Last updated: January 12, 2015

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"To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill." -- Sun-Tzu, from The Art of War

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Build Grace and Confidence with the Non-Fighting Martial Art

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 Why Aikido is different.

Unlike the striking and kicking martial arts, the aim of Aikido is not to injure or kill an opponent. Instead, Aikido teaches how to resolve conflict as safely as possible. Aikido uses graceful but powerful locks, throws and pins that quickly immobilize an attacker without causing permanent injury. This is why Aikido is called the Art of Nonresistance or The Non Fighting Art.


During an Aikido class, students practice techniques for blending with and neutralizing punches, grabs, and assaults. The training develops balance, flexibility, coordination, and self confidence in the face of an attack.  

The ultimate goal of Aikido training is to master a calm and confident approach to conflict--a courageous and compassionate spirit that wholeheartedly confronts the challenges and difficulties of life.




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In accordance with O Sensei's directives, Aikido at the Center does not discriminate on the counts of agedness, race, sex, creed, national original, political beliefs, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

Aikido at the Center is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

Aikido at the Center
3045 North Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705-5924

aikidoatthecentertucson@gmail.com

www.aikidoatthecenter.org