Aikido for Beginners

This traditional Japanese martial art develops the body while awakening and enhancing mental and spiritual awareness. Characterized by throws, pins, joint manipulation, and circular and blending techniques, Aikido does not involve kicks or punches, thus minimizing the risk of injury. It emphasizes clearing the line of attack, entering into your opponent’s vulnerable spot, and throwing your opponent off balance. While its potential as a means of self-defense is powerful, Aikido is not primarily a system of combat, but rather a means of self-cultivation and improvement. Aikido has no tournaments, competitions, contests, or “sparring”; techniques are learned cooperatively at a pace commensurate with the abilities of each trainee. Since 1990, Edgar Johansson has pursued training in Aikido. He has met and trained with some of the world’s finest aikidoka and instructors around the world. Edgar currently holds the rank of Godan (5th-degree black belt) and is dojo cho and chief instructor at Denver Aikikai.

Dates:January 8 - February 28, 2019 Check for other dates
Meets:Eight Tue. & Eight Thu., 6-7PM Begins 1/8
Location:SOUTH DENVER: Broadway & Evans
You could save $12.00 on this course by becoming a member of CFU Membership
Notes:Wear sweats and a t-shirt. There is a changing room on site. Skips Sat. 11/24.

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