Introduction to Aikido / February 2024
For Complete Beginners
Want to start Aikido? This course is a great way to begin your journey in this intricate and rich martial art. Through guided exercises and observational learning, new students will explore the basic positions, fluid movements, and rational techniques of Aikido. You'll explore a variety of fundamental concepts, learning about the possibilities of this dynamic, nonviolent martial art.
No experience or special equipment is necessary! This course is an excellent introduction for anyone curious about joining ongoing classes at Montérégie Aikikai.
SIGN-UP advance registration required
The course fee is $20. Please sign up in advance. To complete your registration, send us your fee by e-Transfer. We will follow up with you to confirm your place by email. Payments must be sent to email@example.com and use the security question response "aikido". If you decide to join us for regular classes within the following month, we will credit your fee toward any new regular membership.
Saturday, September 11th, 12:30 - 2:30pm.
WHAT TO BRING
A bottle of water.
A small towel or face cloth (you will sweat a lot!)
Loose-fitting clothes that cover the knees and elbows, preferably sweatpants and a long-sleeved shirt.
A bag to hold your street clothes.
Your body, fresh and clean! There will be physical contact with others so please be considerate.
A keen eye! Observation is key to learning any art or practice.
Aikido is a non-competitive and non-brutal martial art from Japan developed early in the 20th century by O Sensei; Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). It is derived from traditional martial art forms, with movements that are flexible, rational, and efficient. The fundamental principle of Aikido is to evade, redirect or neutralize an attack by using an opponent's force against themselves. The practice of Aikido should coordinate and develop the mind, body, and spirit.
ABOUT MONTÉRÉGIE AIKIKAI DOJO
Montérégie Aikikai was founded to serve the Montérégie, Montréal south-shore, and surrounding areas by offering instruction in the discipline of Aikido, with an emphasis on physical and personal development. Over the years we have built a community where people from all backgrounds may develop themselves through training together.
Note: in addition to Aikido, the dojo also offers serious training in the complementary arts of Iaido (the traditional martial art of Japanese swordsmanship, with meditation, solo practice) and weapons (wooden sword and stick, partner practice). Contact us for introductory course information.