Aikido, Introduction to this Japanese Martial Art
Aikido is a modern martial art whose goal is to reduce conflict through harmony. It emphasizes basic principles rather than specific techniques. Keeping one’s balance while causing one’s partner to lose their balance is central to many Aikido techniques. Students will learn exercises, backward and forward rolls, and ki training (balance tests). Aikido techniques will be taught as students progress, and everyone in class practices with each other. Counting in Japanese, simple phrases, and dojo etiquette will be taught.
Philip Alatalo who is Chief Instructor of the Mass Ki Society. Alatalo Sensei has been teaching Aikido for 26 years on Cape Cod.
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