Classes held in Room 203 at the Hopkins Pavilion. Classes specifically for beginners. No experience needed.
Monday evenings, ongoing
To register, complete and return Aikido registration form.
Aikido is a purely defensive art that uses redirection of force toneutralize aggression. There is no kicking, very little by way of hand strikes. Aikido uses the attackers strength against themselves, making it perfect for smaller people, children, etc.
Aikido comes from Japan, where it was used by Samurai as a means to defend themselves while unarmed against armed attackers.
Aikido uses a system of locks, pressure points, and throws.
Aikido emphasizes non-violent responses to conflict, making it perfect for anti-bully training.