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Adult Aikido Classes: Westchester NY

Since 2003

Adult Aikido Classes

Adult - Kids Combo Class

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    Past Seminars: Updated 3/2018
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    Recent:

    Travel Team: 2018 Lake Tahoe
    Minnesota 2018 Minnesota 2018
    Home Team: 2018 Kim Peuser Sensei
    Minnesota 2018
    Travel Team: Minnesota 2018 Larson Sensei
    Minnesota 2018 Minnesota 2018 Weapons
    Travel Team: Dallas 2018 Larson Sensei
    Dallas 2018 Dallas 2018 Jason
    Travel Team: Virginia 2017 Goto Sensei
    Virginia 2017
    Home Team: Larson Sensei 2017
    Larson 2017 larson 2017 Larson 2017
    Home Team: Hoa Sensei 2017
    Virginia 2017
    Travel Team: Minnesota 2017 Larson & Witt Sensei
    Virginia 2017

    Archives Sampler

    Home Team: Larson Sensei 2016
    Larson 2017
    Travel Team: Minnesota 2016 Larson Sensei
    Minnesota 2018
    Home Team: Titerelli Sensei 2015
    Larson 2017
    Travel Team: Virginia 2016 Larson Sensei
    Minnesota 2018
    Home Team: Hoa Sensei 2012
    Larson 2017
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How it Works
Self Defense

Ultimately, self defense comes from understanding the underlying principles of Aikido with reflexive responses in the techniques from extensive practice. The curriculum is designed to bring the student there step by step over time. We study 250 basic techniques over 5 - 6 years to achieve a first degree black belt in technique. Study alternates between building a practice and intensive focus on key techniques for an exam. Principles are explained ad hoc during classes and enhanced periodically through seminars with world class instructors. Ultimately students can begin to train to teach Aikido themselves. More information on the practice is given below.

Fitness / Health

One key aspect to improving fitness and health in Aikido is to train in a relaxed manner. The legs are engaged powerfully at all times while the upper body is often relaxed. This approach improves health as well as fitness in general. As a result, leg strength is gained throughout the practice. Arm strength develops through training in weapons. Cardio vascular improvement and core strength take place through taking falls. The dojo is not focused on developing olympic athletes. Practice is designed to start where you are and build up your capacity, so people with injuries or who are not fit may begin as well. Ultimately, the degree of fitness in any given class will depend upon your proficiency, as greater proficiency allows for more intense training.

Discipline

When one searches to improve their focus, concentration, confidence, sense of peace and happiness in life, etc., Aikido is a complete practice. This discipline infuses and enhances the self defense and health / fitness aspects of the practice. This subject is discussed in class only when related questions arise. Our dojo is also fortunate to have access to some very senior instructors with excellent understanding and ability to teach. Spending time and interacting with these teachers can help the student better understand the impact of Aikido on their character and lifestyle in our culture. Ultimately, the practice culminates with the ability to respond reflexively to circumstances without interference from conception thoughts.