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Little Kids Aikido
Thurs: 3:45-4:30 pm
$75.00 per month
When teaching children "Little Kids Aikido" we emphasize body movement and ukemi, rolling and falling. Students will learn respect, patience, cooperation, focus, and the discipline to incorporate these concepts into class and daily life. Training is both mentally and physically challenging as well as non-competitive. There are no trophies in Aikido. Certificates and belts are awarded upon completion of basic testing requirements.
Mon & Wed
$100.00 per month
In youth Aikido, we emphasize a larger variety of Aikido technique variations as well as advanced ukemi. Students will develop a basic understanding of Aikido style self-defense coupled with respect, patience, and cooperation. Increased core strength and self-discipline is the result; incorporating lessons into daily life is our goal. As in all Aikido training, it is both mentally and physically challenging as well as non-competitive. Certificates and belts are awarded upon completion of basic testing requirements.
Teen & Adult Aikido
Mon: 5-6:30 pm
Thurs: 5-6:30 pm
$100.00 per month
Island Aikido is a USAF certified Dojo. We follow the basic tenants and test requirements as stipulated by the USAF. We also encourage the creative aspects of Aikido strategy to develop ones personal style of movement. Aikido is a traditional Budo martial way. It is the study of self-defense and moral refinement with the ultimate goal of enhancing peace in the world, others, and ourselves. Training is both mentally and physically challenging as well as non-competitive. USAF rank certificates are awarded upon completion of basic testing requirements.
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Kenjitsu is the traditional art of drawing, cutting, and sheathing with the Japanese katana. Often referred to as Iaijutsu or Iaido, Kenjitsu has its roots in the ancient traditions of the Samurai. Traditionally intended as bujutsu (combat effective fighting art), Iaido has evolved into Budo: spiritual path of the Warrior. Beginning practice focuses on basic attitudes of the sword, postures, rudimentary movements, and history.
Girls Self Defense Workshops
Ages 12- adult
(Not currently scheduled.)
These new Saturday workshops are dedicated to girls only. Developed in response to ongoing requests, and with the core belief that young girls develop self-confidence with strength of mind and body while nurturing and empowering self-expression and creativity through artistic endeavors. Taught by Sensei Chris Mills (4th degree black belt), we will explore practical street-safe self-defense. Situations unique to their changing bodies and world including body awareness, bullying, gender harassment, hygiene, safe dating (yikes, and yes) a positive place to redirect stress and physical changes unique to their world at this time in their life. Future classes and seminars as the class and students grow older will include practical safety skills when living away from home; changing a tire, installing a deadbolt, managing a budget, and general life skills with a continuing emphasis on incorporating mind and body strength and coordination as well as artistic expression.
* PLEASE NOTE: $25.00 annual registration fee applies to students in all monthly classes.