Aikido for Beginners Starts Jan 19th

Next course will run January 19th- February 25th 2015

Mondays 7:00- 8:30 pm
Wednesdays 7:30– 8:30pm

We are pleased to introduce a new class aimed at giving adult aikido students a good foundation in basic movement, etiquette and language. The course will be taught by one of our intermediate dojo members, Rebecca.

In any martial art, a beginner’s learning curb is fairly steep with regard to etiquette and language. It can be intimidating to be corrected on nuances such as bowing or pronunciation of Japanese words. Many dojos expect beginners to learn by observing senior students, and so do we… However, we also realize that a little welcoming support can go a long way to making new members feel comfortable in the dojo.

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Our particular style, called Kenkyukai, is on the free-flowing and interpretive side of the aikido spectrum. The Kenkyukai focus is research into the movement of ‘ki’ or life energy.

In order to facilitate this kind of ‘research’ or interpretation, our 6 week beginner’s class will introduce footwork, basic techniques (attacks and defenses), the language, etiquette and a little about the harmony-oriented philosophy of aikido which makes it so unique in the world of martial arts.

Fees: $96 for 12 classes.

What to Wear: Do-gi (martial arts uniforms) are not necessary. Please wear long sleeved loose clothing for working out. Pants are preferable to shorts.

Please call Rebecca for more information or to register: 250-777-1546 or contact her through info@whitepinesdojo.com