3333 St. Cloud, Seal Beach, CA
Classes focus on the art andphilosophy of “Aikido” self defense. This Japanese martial art translates to mean “the way of harmonizing the spirit.” Students will learn the basic principles of falling, rolling and defense techniques against punches, strikes, kicks, knife attacks, control and blending with your opponent, mat safety and self-defense awareness. Instruction is focused towards both the basic principles of Aikido and their applications in technique. Emphasis is on learning timing, natural movement and connection with your training partner and not on overall strength, speed or aggression.Aikido is not a sport and there are no competitive tournaments. Students work cooperatively with partners to master complex physical techniques, taking turns throwing and falling. Increased stamina, flexibility, confidence, discipline, reaction timing, and muscle development occur naturally as a result of Aikido training.
Our dojo consists of beginners, long time students alike, and adults only. Our dojo philosophy is that we train in the spirit of supporting one another's learning and growth. At BCA, we insure a high standard of safety at all times and provides a solid foundation in the basic fundamentals of aikido technique and etiquette. Beach Cities Aikido serves Orange County, Long Beach, Rossmoor, and surrounding communities. Students must have the ability to fall and roll at a mderate pace.
Beach Cities Aikido has open enrollment. Beginning students can join at any time. It is recommended that prospective students observe at least one class before joining. When observing a class, please talk to members, ask questions and get to know the dojo. Any physical condition that you feel may be a problem should be discussed with the instructor at that time.
For details, please see web site: www.beachcitiesaikido.com
All students are to register through:
Seal Beach Parks & Recreation Dept. 211 Eighth Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 Tel[masked] x 1344 Fax[masked]