Aikido is a non-competitive martial art. Students are encouraged to observe themselves, their partners and their practice space. This practice leads to awareness and sensitivity, as well as development of grace, skill, and endurance.


Beginner and Mixed Levels Aikido Classes

Aikido body art classes are open to adults of levels, men and women. Beginners’ classes are geared towards students with no experience in Aikido, though intermediate and advanced students are encouraged to participate. The practice is a partners practice, as each practitioner studies the techniques from two main facets: both applying the technique (Tori/Nage practice) and receiving the technique (Ukemi practice).

Apprenticeship Program: Kenshusei Program

Starting January 2015 we will offer Teachers Apprenticeship Program (Kenshusei Program). This program is for those interested in training to become Aikido teachers or simply wish to deepen their training in a more intensive and accelerated program. Email or call for requirements.
















Aikido Beginner classes:

Tuesdays 7-8 pm (Introduction to Aikido/Community class)

Fridays 6-7 pm

Sundays 9-10 am


Aikido Mixed and Advanced Level classes:

Mondays 6:45-7:45 pm

Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm

Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm



Youth Aikido

Our Kids classes are for children 5-12. Classes are dynamic and enjoyable, based on martial arts disciplines both physical and mental. Young people learn non-aggressive techniques, conflict resolution and selected Japanese traditions. Participants will have the opportunity to improve concentration, balance and awareness,and practice the values of respect, consideration and sensitivity through partner practice.




Children classes:

Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm - ages 5-8

                5:30-6:30 pm - ages 9-12

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 pm - ages 5-8

                  5:30-6:30 pm - ages 9-12



Weapons

Weapons classes are offered to those who want to deepen their understanding of of Aikido and are open to current members only, with permission of the Chief Instructor. The weapons we use are

bokken (wooden sword), jo (wooden staff) and tanto (wooden knife).




Weapons classes:

Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm




Iaido

Iaido is the art of sword drawing, and was practiced as the way of the samurai during many decades in feudal Japan. This martial art is practiced individually. We practice the Muso Shinden-ryu Iaido.

Iaido classes are available only by permission of the Chief Instructor.




Iaido classes:

Sundays, 8-9 am



Upcoming Kyu Tests

Sunday, January 18, 9 am


Upcoming Aikido Community Events

Saturday, January 10, 6:30-9 pm

Kagami Biraki Year Kick off practice and party

Start 2015 with a strong and energetic Aikido practice, followed by a potluck party to celebrate another great year of training.

6:30-7:30 pm: Class for all levels

7:30-9 pm: Cheers and dinner


Open to all members


Sunday, January 25, 1-4 pm

Bokken Intensive

Deepening our understanding and study of Kumitachi kata and its variations.


Open to all members

Suggested donation: $25



Upcoming Aikido seminars

June 18-22, 2015

2015 UnEnKai Summer seminar at Berkeley Aikikai

Guest instructor Ueshiba Mitsuteru Waka-sensei