Introduction to Aikido

 
 
  Thursday Evenings   6:30 - 7:30 pm

  • 2017 Fall Sessions

     Session I - 9/21 - 10/12

     Session II - 10/19 - 11/9

  Ages: Adults and children from 13 yrs. old

  • Cost: $63

  • Enroll through L.A.R.P.D.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR LARPD INTRODUCTION TO AIKIDO

All students MUST sign-up with Livermore Area Rec. and Park Dept. prior to attending class. We are on the Martial Arts page of the LAPRD Class Brochure.

For the first class of each session please arrive 10 - 15 minutes early to complete all paperwork. All students must bring a copy of their LARPD waiver, a receipt of payment from LARPD, and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian if you are under 18 years of age to sign our dojo waiver form.

Wear loose comfortable clothing appropriate for light stretching and movement. Clothes should cover the knees and elbows.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Aikido is a non-violent, Japanese martial art that promotes a spirit of harmonious cooperation. The techniques of Aikido allow the student to blend with the power of an attack and neutralize it. Aikido aims to replace a person's natural reactions of offense and counter destruction with defense and protection. Training is aimed at not only learning to defend ourselves, but to bring an attacker under control without necessarily inflicting serious injury, helping to foster positive ways to deal with conflict. Aikido training will promote good balance & posture, physical coordination, and centering. Safe falling and rolling skills will also be covered.

The main goal of the Intro courses is to prepare students for further study, and to provide some history and principles of the Art.

Although all necessary precautions will be taken, there is a possibility of injury due to the nature of the physical movements involved.

 
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