Aikido is a modern nonviolent Martial Art - developed by Morihei Uyeshiba (1883-1969).
Aikido movement is based on the principle of non-resistance - when pushed turn, when pulled move in beside. We redirect, not add, force in Aikido. We practice being in the right place at the right time.
Aikido is not performing techniques, but it is a way of looking at life, understanding ourselves and our relationship to others. Whether doing techniques or dealing with emotional stress, the principle of harmony is applied. We try and either see things from another's perspective, "turn when pushed", or have them see things our way " when pulled move in beside". We strive for agreement or harmony, this is not always possible - in that instance they go their way we go ours. Harmony can also be thought of as having compassion. Compassion means not adding violence to a situation, it also means having patience with oneself.
Aikido has a flowing almost dance like movement. Very often you will find yourself laughing, it is a truly joy filled experience!
Aikido = Harmonize with energy/the loving way
Class Schedule *NEW* Day Classes and more information Group Rates
We are a few blocked off the West Seattle bridge, near the intersection of Fauntleroy and Avalon.
Across the street from Alki Lumber. Parking lot in the back of the building on Genessee.
Your child will learn, basic Aikido techniques, rolling, coordination skills in a fun atmosphere.
Ages: 2-4 years