Aikido at the Center
Offering a Traditional Path to Martial Arts Training
Aikido at the Center
Upcoming EventsWe now have three new nidans and one new sandan! Congratulations to Kim, Cezanne, Victor, and Shane!
Advanced Class--Sunday, August 3rd at 9:00 amNO ADVANCED CLASS on August 17th. We will have it on Sunday, August 24th.
AATC now 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: July 28th, 2014
"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
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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