of Moscow, Idaho
Aikido seminars in the region: TBA
The Art of Aikido is a sophisticated and elegant method of self-defense. Its philosophy values compassion over retribution as a response to conflict. Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art created by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), known as O-Sensei (great teacher) to aikido students throughout the world. O-Sensei was a diminutive but formidable martial artist. A deeply spiritual man who was troubled by strife and suffering, he believed that to resolve personal conflict we must develop a peaceful heart and spread peace throughout the world. As he explored these ideas in his training, he developed new movements that met force with harmony. The distinctive circular movements of aikido are a legacy of O-Sensei's quest.
Aikido Techniques are designed to control attacks without inflicting unnecessary harm. Aikidoka do not fight. Overcoming our fighting reflex is very important, as aikido techniques require a calm mind, relaxed body, and artful positioning more than strength or speed.
Classes Meet: Mondays 7-9pm and Thursdays from 7-9 pm at the 1912 Center, 412 E 3rd St Moscow ID. Visitors are welcome! Wear comfortable clothing (or a gi - a martial arts uniform).. Cost is $30/month. Classes will meet on most holidays, unless the NIAC closes early for the holiday.
Due to limited mat time, please arrive early to change and take care of any paperwork. If you have weapons (bokken, jo) please bring them to each class.
If you need uniforms (gi), belts, and other equipment let the instructors know. If we can order several things at once we will save on shipping costs.
To Join the Class: Show up to a class and see how you like it! Visitors are welcome.
Joe Vaughan, Sandan
Aikido of Moscow, LLLP
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