Aikido is a way of study developed from the code of the Japanese Samurai. The physical movements are based on fighting techniques, utilizing balance, timing and alignment.
Although the techniques are martial, the main focus of Aikido is harmony. Most Aikido practice is done with a partner. The movements may appear to be fighting techniques, but actually are two people working with each other to create an energetic technique and wonderful feeling together.
Training is vigorous and energetic, but students of any size, strength, sex or age can train together. In Aikido practice we do not have competition or sparring of any kind. Classes include exercises for improving flexibility, focus and balance, learning to fall safely, and throwing and locking techniques. Age 16 and up
Tae Kwon Do (Chung Do Kwan)
A method of self-defense and an Olympic sport, judo progressively develops falling, throwing and grappling techniques and stresses balance, timing, conditioning and cooperation with a partner. Judo club is free to students enrolled in a Judo technique class.
Students learn self-defense and develop balance, fitness, coordination, self-confidence and discipline through practice of basic techniques and forms. Karate Club is free to students enrolled in a Karate technique class. Age 13 and up
Jujutsu (Hakko Denshin Ryu Jujutsu)
This traditional Japanese martial way specializes in the use of wrist locks and pressure points for self-defense. As a result, an attacker is controlled without causing injury. No strength or complicated movements are required to perform these techniques that can be learned by people of all ages. Students develop coordination, balance, awareness and flexibility. Relaxation and focus promote the further development of self-confidence and discipline. Age 15 and up
Tai Chi Ch’uan (Free!)
This ancient Chinese martial way is a highly effective system of exercise. Students learn the slow, gentle, continuous dance-like movements that develop strength, balance, poise and relaxation. Age 15 and up