The classes are held on the 2nd floor in the multipurpose room #4.
This weekly Wednesday class is for ages 18+ and all experience levels. Classes are free and happen in the new, modern facilities of this community centre on Shuter Street.
The class actually starts at 6:00pm. Aiming to arrive at 5:45 will give you time to sign in and change your clothes.
This basics aikido class will give you a sense of our flowing movements and thoughtful approach. The essential strategy of aikido is to connect with the energetic attack of your partner in a way that they lose their balance - then the movement continues in a manner that your partner can be pinned to the ground, thus neutralizing the aggression. Both partners learn how to move in a safe and relaxed , but energetic, way. Once you get the hang of it, practicing the art is a joy. Gain flexibility, stamina and strength.
Please bring sweatpants and t-shirt or a martial arts uniform if you have it. There are change rooms. The practice floor has soft mats.