Beach Cities Aikido Chief Instructor: Sensei Steven Wasserman Est.: 2011 Affiliation: Aikido Association of America. Classes focus on the art and philosophy of “Aikido” self defense.
In this Japanese martial art, 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.
Students must have the ability to moderately fall and roll. Any physical condition that you feel may be a problem should be discussed with the instructor at that time.
All new students, no matter if a beginner or belt ranked by another dojo, are only allowed to participate at the Beach Cities Aikido at the discretion of the instructor.
Beach Cities Aikido serves Orange County, Long Beach, Rossmoor, and surrounding communities. All students are to register through: Seal Beach Parks & Recreation Dept. 211 Eighth Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 Tel 562.431.2527 x 1344 Fax 562.430.3498
Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am - 10:30 am(see below)
Location: North Seal Beach Community Center3333 Saint Cloud Dr. Seal Beach, CA 90720
An occasional Saturday Class, 9:00 am -10:30 am, to be held at a local park or at the dojo, and announced in advance. There will also be occasional field trips on Saturdays to other local dojos for seminars, tests, and classes.
Please noteall classes are Adults Only.(We exclusively teach adults over the age of 18 and do not teach children at BCA, No exceptions.
*There are no contracts involved in BCA membership, although we require a waiver of liability.
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