We are looking for people interested in Aikikai style Aikido (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikikai) -- beginners and experienced practitioners welcome. You may join at anytime - no need to wait until the beginning of a month to get started! If you are unfamiliar with Aikido, you are welcome to stop-by and observe as many classes as you wish and ask lots of questions.

Class times: Tue & Thur @ 7:30PM (Advanced) & 8:30PM (Fundamentals)

Aikido comes from the ancient Japanese tradition of the samurai - service. Aikido is a non-competitive martial art based on unbalancing and turning an attacker's power aside. The study of aikido increases flexibility, endurance, and balance. Most students find that it reduces stress and increases the ability to focus. Aikido can be a very effective form of self-defense. However, that is not the goal of aikido; rather we strive for agatsu, the control of ourselves. We are a affiliated with the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) and Aikikai Foundation (Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan).  We are located in the Tri-Cities (Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, West Richland) region of Washington state.

Ages: 12+

The ASU Handbook with all of the rules, regulations and description of proper etiquette can be downloaded as a PDF here:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/zsqg3s4zll6qq74/a...

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Aikido - The Way of Peace & Harmony

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  • 3 days ago · 8:30 PM

    Keiko: Fundamentals

    2 Aikidoka/Members

    Fundamentals (kihon waza) classes are specifically designed for those students beginning their journey in Aikido. We will introduce, learn and practice the basic... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 8:30 PM

    Keiko: Fundamentals

    2 Aikidoka/Members

    Fundamentals (kihon waza) classes are specifically designed for those students beginning their journey in Aikido. We will introduce, learn and practice the basic... Learn more
  • July 16 · 8:30 PM

    Keiko: Fundamentals

    2 Aikidoka/Members

    Fundamentals (kihon waza) classes are specifically designed for those students beginning their journey in Aikido. We will introduce, learn and practice the basic... Learn more
  • July 16 · 7:30 PM

    Advanced Weapons Training

    2 Aikidoka/Members

    We train with wooden weapons: bokken (sword), jo (staff) & tanto (knife). Weapons training informs and improves our empty hand training.
  • July 12 · 1:00 PM

    Kuzushi: Changing Your Partner's Balance

    4 Aikidoka/Members

    "The only person you can control is yourself" Please join us as we continue our exploration of Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan and Kevin Choate Sensei's teachings on relaxation and... Learn more
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