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Aikido for All Ages

Aikido is considered a Grappling Martial Art with a focus on wrist, elbow and shoulder joint locks. Aikido also utilizes the joint locks to facilitate Judo type throws.This system is very well designed to fit any person. We highly recommend this training for Women and Children, though the system is equally effective for men. Aikido allows a small person to subdue a much larger person.

As a self defense program, Aikido is excellent. Combining Aikido with Shotokan Karate and Weapons training, gives the student many options for Self Defense. Adults begin with basics that allow grant basic control, grace, and survival skills, along with a few of the basic techniques we still favor as black belts. The focus for adults is on practical application, preparing them for more realistic situations.

Aikido Teaches Respect


Recommended Literature

Below is the recommended literature for Aikido. These texts come highly recommended by Sensei Julie Haskins. 


Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei - Linda Holiday, Motomichi Anno

Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Blue Snake Books; 1st Printing edition (September 10, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1583946594
ISBN-13: 978-1583946596
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches

Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido. After a lifetime of practice and teaching in Japan, the United States, and Europe, Anno Sensei conveys through his teachings Aikido's essential spirit of love, harmony, gratitude, and purification with simple authenticity and eloquence. Author and translator Linda Holiday--herself a senior instructor of Aikido--brings to life the intimacy of this communication through translated discourses on the deep practice of Aikido and candid dialogues between Anno sensei and Western students. 

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