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A 6-week introduction to Aikido.
This course introduces the fundamentals of aikido: rolling, falling, footwork, handwork, and body coordination. Explore the principles of getting off the line, taking your partner's balance, and finding your center.
Want to give aikido a try? The 6-week Beginner’s Series is a great introduction and exploration of aikido and martial arts training, including principles of position and movement, ukemi (falling and rolling), nage (throwing), aikido philosophy, and dojo culture and etiquette. The introductory six-week program also provides a good grounding for those who want to pursue further study (note: the program is not required for regular enrollment at Tacoma Aikikai).
*No experience or equipment necessary. Wear loose clothes that cover the knees and elbows, and bring an open mind.