Why people practice Aikido-in their own words: David
My main reason for starting Aikido at this point in my life was because of my daughter. We were looking for a physical activity for her that not only gave her some exercise, but also would be able to keep her attention. She has little interest in group sports and the combined physical, mental and positive values of Aikido seemed to be a perfect blend for her. Not only is it excellent for all-around physical fitness & flexibility but it also focused on correct posture, positive mind, stamina, and relaxation. The fact that it contains no attacks, only defence, helped my wife get past the fact that it is a martial art.
I first learned about Aikido many years ago and had always meant to start doing it myself, but never managed to actually do so. I always had some excuse – working late or travelling for work were favourites. Now that my daughter was going each week I really had no more excuses. While the fact that I am now over 50 years old might be a major blocker in many other martial arts, it is barely relevant to starting Aikido. This is because Aikido does not rely on athletic talent, size, speed, or weight and instead focuses on redirecting an opponent’s force.
Ultimately I finally started because it is a fun and challenging way to reduce stress, keep fit and stay healthy.
Saito BOOK 1 Seminar
This Seminar aims to teach all of the material in Saito Sensei’s BOOK 1 – BASIC TECHNIQUES
BOOK 1 covers RIAI the combined Aikido System produced from the harmonious blending of ken (sword), jo (staff), tanken (knife) and tai-jutsu (body) techniques.
Beginners are Welcome
The first Wednesday of the month we run a special Beginners Class to introduce people to Aikido. Learn the basics of how to protect yourself using the way of Harmony.
This introductory course of four classes is provided for only $60. Sign up now.
Course for Women – who want to be safe.
This small stick weapons course is designed especially for women who want to protect themselves and not injure others.
This unique course will be held again in 2013 at the Aikido dojo.
Do you want your children to learn techniques to survive bullying and school conflicts - powerfully and collaboratively?
We run a special class for children that teaches them safe, harmonious ways of dealing with conflict and aggression.
CHECK the CALENDAR
We have an active program of training and special seminars throughout the year both in Sydney and visiting country NSW centres.
Check the Calendar for key dates in 2013 - the start of the next Beginners Course and the term dates for the Children's class.
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Corporate Aikido Courses
Conflict Connexus provides experiential courses in the Way of Harmony for corporations that want their staff to understand how to use Aiki Principles to resolve workplace conflict.