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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 Tuesday evening 7 P.M., Thursday at noon, and Saturday morning at 10 A.M.

THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE OF AIKIDO IS HARMONY

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Aikido Training - Beginners Welcome (Free)

Slovenian Hall

Beginner Aikido Class Join us for a FREE trial class. Aikido focuses on neutralizing aggression by blending with the attackers energy, and guiding it away. Aikido is non-combative, non-agressive, with a goal of doing no harm. Come join us to learn some basics. Limited to 3 new students per session, so sign up to attend. Please see For Beginners: Getting Started (http://heartaikido.com/begin.html). See the "About us" link in the upper left column. This class taught by Chief Instructor Penny Sablove - 4th Dan Penny Sablove, chief instructor and founder of Heart of San Francisco Aikido, 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)

Slovenian Hall

Beginner Aikido Class Join us for a FREE trial class. Aikido focuses on neutralizing aggression by blending with the attackers energy, and guiding it away. Aikido is non-combative, non-agressive, with a goal of doing no harm. Come join us to learn some basics. Limited to 3 new students per session, so sign up to attend. Please see For Beginners: Getting Started (http://heartaikido.com/begin.html). See the "About us" link in the upper left column. This class taught by Kenneth Baker - 3rd Dan "Not long after beginning to practice, I heard aikido described in terms that chimed with what I had initially been looking for - 'exercise with meaning.'" Kenneth Baker was the art critic for The San Francisco Chronicle from[masked] and he has published two books on 20th century art. In his teaching, he frequently relates the path of the artist to the path of an aikido practitioner. Kenneth teaches the noon time classes at Heart of San Francisco Aikido and he has studied the art for over 32 eyars, including sustained training with senseis (teachers) John Saviano, David O'Neill, and Penny Sablove

Aikido Training - Beginners Welcome (Free)

Slovenian Hall

Beginner Aikido Class Join us for a FREE trial class. Aikido focuses on neutralizing aggression by blending with the attackers energy, and guiding it away. Aikido is non-combative, non-agressive, with a goal of doing no harm. Come join us to learn some basics. Limited to 3 new students per session, so sign up to attend. Please see For Beginners: Getting Started (http://heartaikido.com/begin.html). See the "About us" link in the upper left column. This class taught by Chief Instructor Penny Sablove - 4th Dan Penny Sablove, chief instructor and founder of Heart of San Francisco Aikido, 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)

Slovenian Hall

Beginner Aikido Class Join us for a FREE trial class. Aikido focuses on neutralizing aggression by blending with the attackers energy, and guiding it away. Aikido is non-combative, non-agressive, with a goal of doing no harm. Come join us to learn some basics. Limited to 3 new students per session, so sign up to attend. Please see For Beginners: Getting Started (http://heartaikido.com/begin.html). See the "About us" link in the upper left column. This class taught by Chief Instructor Penny Sablove - 4th Dan Penny Sablove, chief instructor and founder of Heart of San Francisco Aikido, 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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