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Beginning Aikido: An Introductory Workshop – Spring 2012

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012 -2:00pm – 5:00pm

Beginning Aikido is a FREE workshop offered on Saturday, May 26th, 2012 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This FREE workshop will be taught jointly by senior students of Aikido Shugyo Dojo. It is for new members (in their first six months) at Aikido Shugyo Dojo, and others who have no experience in Aikido, but are interested in trying.

This workshop offers a comfortable atmosphere in which to try new things and to ask questions. Please bring a t-shirt and loose-fitting pants. For more information, please contact Fran Turner.

Elements in the workshop, Beginning Aikido, include:

  • Ukemi—fear of falling, balance, power
  • Timing—dynamic vs. static practice, waiting
  • Contact—controls, locks, pins, contact exercises
  • Centred Movement—weapons demonstration, selected techniques
  • Breathing—ki and relaxation
  • Demonstrations of weapons practice, dealing with multiple attackers and technique reversals
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