|What is Aikido?
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What is taught in the Aikido classes?
In our class format, anyone can start at any time. First half of the class usually encompasses basics, lesser advanced Aikido techniques, and exercises. Second half is usually more advanced and picks up from what was being touched upon in the first half and extends the basic Aikido lessons further by being abit more challenging.
The Aikido classes seek to bring the concepts of Aikido closer to the practitioner through education and active participation. In Aikido practice, students focus on the coordination of the mind and body for better skill, dexterity, and concentration. In addition, relaxation through mediation and the use of Aikido techniques and exercises is an added benefit. Time is set aside for the exploration of Asian culture, philosophy and thought to facilitate the deeper understanding of this Japanese martial art.
Things covered in the classes:
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