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HEART OF SAN FRANCISCO AIKIDO - in the city since 1995.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN HARMONIOUS MOTION

Aikido is an art of peace and conflict resolution and this distinguishes it among the martial arts. How does this work? We redirect the energy of an attack into a shared spiral in an energizing and fun exchange with our training partners. Rather than fighting or opposing, Aikido trains us to meet the force of an attack with relaxation and equanimity. Aikido does not depend on physical strength, and has the added, compassionate aim of protecting the attacker from injury. Aikido training also helps us deal effectively with non-physical conflict in the work place, family and social situations.

INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS

Join us for a FREE trial beginner class. Come let us show you the basics, you'll get to see what an Aikido class is like. The benefits in fitness of mind and body are tremendous. Beginner classes are Sundays at 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required before attending class.

To attend a FREE introductory AIkido class, fill out this I'm Interested in Aikido (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQ7NPfjrtm6AvwwcNGWLhbNKLZ_IPzvfuWhr28CvskM0MXdw/viewform)) form. We will contact you to invite you to a class.

THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE OF AIKIDO IS HARMONY

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Aikido Training - Beginners Welcome (Free)

1622 Castro St

Beginner Aikido Class

First time students need to show an ID and a vaccination card, or a photo of one, at least 24 hours before their first class. A good-fitting mask, covering the mouth and nose, must be worn at all times in the dojo.

Penny Sablove, 5th degree black belt, is chief instructor and the founder of Heart Of San Francisco Aikido.

Penny began her training in 1980, captivated by the splendor of the physical movement.

"I couldn't believe my eyes - there were bodies flying through the air in fluid, clean lines, forming spiral shapes with each other. After attending that first trial Aikido class, I was so moved by the beauty of the movement and how good my body felt doing it, that I signed up right away for classes."

Penny has been training ever since, including several trips to Japan. She opened Heart of SF Aikido dojo in 1995. Her teaching emphasizes the ways that the principles of Aikido - such as harmony and nonresistance - are reflected in the movements of the art. Penny has also taught many seminars in Germany, Finland and the U.S.

A physical therapist by profession, Penny brings her knowledge of biomechanics to adapt the practice to a wide variety of individual needs.

Aikido Training - Beginners Welcome (Free)

1622 Castro St

Beginner Aikido Class

First time students need to show an ID and a vaccination card, or a photo of one, at least 24 hours before their first class. A good-fitting mask, covering the mouth and nose, must be worn at all times in the dojo.

Penny Sablove, 5th degree black belt, is chief instructor and the founder of Heart Of San Francisco Aikido.

Penny began her training in 1980, captivated by the splendor of the physical movement.

"I couldn't believe my eyes - there were bodies flying through the air in fluid, clean lines, forming spiral shapes with each other. After attending that first trial Aikido class, I was so moved by the beauty of the movement and how good my body felt doing it, that I signed up right away for classes."

Penny has been training ever since, including several trips to Japan. She opened Heart of SF Aikido dojo in 1995. Her teaching emphasizes the ways that the principles of Aikido - such as harmony and nonresistance - are reflected in the movements of the art. Penny has also taught many seminars in Germany, Finland and the U.S.

A physical therapist by profession, Penny brings her knowledge of biomechanics to adapt the practice to a wide variety of individual needs.

Aikido Training - Beginners Welcome (Free)

1622 Castro St

Beginner Aikido Class

First time students need to show an ID and a vaccination card, or a photo of one, at least 24 hours before their first class. A good-fitting mask, covering the mouth and nose, must be worn at all times in the dojo.

Penny Sablove, 5th degree black belt, is chief instructor and the founder of Heart Of San Francisco Aikido.

Penny began her training in 1980, captivated by the splendor of the physical movement.

"I couldn't believe my eyes - there were bodies flying through the air in fluid, clean lines, forming spiral shapes with each other. After attending that first trial Aikido class, I was so moved by the beauty of the movement and how good my body felt doing it, that I signed up right away for classes."

Penny has been training ever since, including several trips to Japan. She opened Heart of SF Aikido dojo in 1995. Her teaching emphasizes the ways that the principles of Aikido - such as harmony and nonresistance - are reflected in the movements of the art. Penny has also taught many seminars in Germany, Finland and the U.S.

A physical therapist by profession, Penny brings her knowledge of biomechanics to adapt the practice to a wide variety of individual needs.

Aikido Training - Beginners Welcome (Free)

1622 Castro St

Beginner Aikido Class

First time students need to show an ID and a vaccination card, or a photo of one, at least 24 hours before their first class. A good-fitting mask, covering the mouth and nose, must be worn at all times in the dojo.

Penny Sablove, 5th degree black belt, is chief instructor and the founder of Heart Of San Francisco Aikido.

Penny began her training in 1980, captivated by the splendor of the physical movement.

"I couldn't believe my eyes - there were bodies flying through the air in fluid, clean lines, forming spiral shapes with each other. After attending that first trial Aikido class, I was so moved by the beauty of the movement and how good my body felt doing it, that I signed up right away for classes."

Penny has been training ever since, including several trips to Japan. She opened Heart of SF Aikido dojo in 1995. Her teaching emphasizes the ways that the principles of Aikido - such as harmony and nonresistance - are reflected in the movements of the art. Penny has also taught many seminars in Germany, Finland and the U.S.

A physical therapist by profession, Penny brings her knowledge of biomechanics to adapt the practice to a wide variety of individual needs.

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Aikido Training - Beginners Welcome (Free)

1622 Castro St

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