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Fall Beginner’s Series

Fall Beginner’s Series 

Oct 1 – Nov 5, 2019
Tuesdays, 6-7:15 pm

A 6-week introduction to Aikido

Always wanted to try a martial art? Wondering what aikido is all about? Come experience the martial art of aikido in this 6-week exploratory series. Learn how a martial art can be non-violent and effective at the same time. We’ll cover the principles of position and movement, balance, falling and rolling, philosophy, and dojo culture and etiquette.

This is our second time running the series, following on the heels of a fabulous spring cohort. If you’ve ever had interest in knowing what traditional martial arts training is all about, this course breaks the mold of traditional classes to create an open forum for discussion, questions, and increased body awareness.

The course meets once a week to scaffold the fundamentals of aikido and martial arts training in graduated, structured environment. The series can be a foundation for further training or simply an exploration of a new martial art (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.

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Tuesday, Oct 1 (6-7:30 pm)

Tuesday, Oct 8 (6-7:30 pm)

Tuesday, Oct 15 (6-7:30 pm)

Tuesday, Oct 22 (6-7:30 pm)

Tuesday, Oct 29 (6-7:30 pm)

Tuesday, Nov 5 (6-7:30 pm)

What is Aikido?
Aikido is a modern martial art developed in Japan. Known as “the way of harmony”, aikido neutralizes an opponent’s attacks through joint locks and throws. Through sincere training, students of all ages and abilities find confidence in conflict resolution, improved fitness and flexibility, and an overall sense of well-being.

Who is Tacoma Aikikai?
Tacoma Aikikai offers community-centered aikido instruction, rooted in the lineage and discipline of Japanese martial traditions. Woman-owned and operated, Chief Instructor Ea Murphy has studied aikido since 2000 in both the US and Japan.


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