Aikido is a traditional Japanese study of harmony for body, mind, and spirit. In our adult and youth classes, you will learn pins, controls, throws, and safe falling. You will practice techniques with other students in a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere. We teach physical techniques as well as philosophy related to Aikido and how to create harmony in our daily relationships and communities.
Aikido is a form of Japanese Budo, a way of study including both physical and mental training.
The word Aikido can be loosely translated as "the way (do) of harmony (ai) with nature or
universal energy (ki)."
Classes are held at the Blaisdell YMCA at 3335 Blaisdell Ave. S., Minneapolis. Classes are open to both YMCA members and non-members.
Adult beginner classes are Tuesdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 2:00pm and generally run in 7- or 8-week sessions, as do all of the classes. Click on the Schedule tab for more details.
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