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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.
Join Tacoma Aikikai and our friends from Canada for a Spring Seminar with Jobe Groot Sense of Mountain Coast Aikikai of Vancouver, British Columbia.Find out more »
Join South Sound Zen for a public zazen talk by Nyoze Demian Kwong from Sonoma Mountain Zen Center. Nyoze will speak on "Zazen: Returning to the Ground of Being". This special opportunity is free and open to the public.Find out more »
Join Tacoma Aikikai for a three day summer day camp adventure in Aikido. Kids will learn physical awareness through cooperation using aikido martial arts principles in games, partner practice, rolling, and falling. Each day will also include Japanese bento lunch, Japanese language lessons, and crafts. No aikido or martial arts experience is necessary.Find out more »
Tacoma Aikikai Summer Seminar Join Tacoma Aikikai in welcoming Didier Hatton Sensei, 6th dan from Dojo Aikikai Colmar. Get a taste of aikido from Alsace, France to inspire your training. All ages are welcome. Saturday, August 17 Schedule 10 am - Noon Lunch 2:30 - 5:30 pm Pricing Full day: $80 Half day: $50 Register NowFind out more »
Self-Defense Workshop for Women Trans Non-binary Saturday September 28th 2-5 pm Cost: $50 Register Now An introduction to self-defense for empowerment, this weekend workshop creates a safe space for women, trans, and non-binary communities. Explore the basics of awareness, assessment, and options for deflecting, diffusing, disengaging, or defending in a range of situations. The short course will include an overview of physical and psychological techniques, as well as an introduction to falling, boundary setting, situational awareness, effective strikes and deflection.…Find out more »
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.
Fall Winter Kyu Testing December 18th, 2019 Come support all those testing with your sweat and celebration. Class and testing starts a 6pm. Holiday potluck to followFind out more »
Enter 2020 feeling centered in body and mind with special New Year sessions - aikido, zazen, and iaido at Tacoma AikikaiFind out more »