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Spring Beginner’s Series

Beginner’s Series (April 23 – May 28)

A 6-week introduction to Aikido

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.

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Schedule
Tuesday, April 23rd (630-730 pm)
Tuesday, April 30th (630-730 pm)
Tuesday, May 7 (630-730 pm)
Tuesday, May 14 (630-730 pm)
Tuesday, May 21 (630-730 pm)
Tuesday, May 28 (630-730 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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