About Classes

A Typical Class

Our classes are designed to teach our students to develop strong mind-body coordination by incorporating the Principles of Aikido Kokikai® into their daily lives.

Kokikai Principles

  1. Keep One Point to develop calmness
  2. Relax Progressively
  3. Find Correct Posture in Everything
  4. Develop a Positive Mind
In training, students quickly notice that these principles reinforce each other. Focused practiced on any one principle will also help you develop the other three. Mastery of these principles will allow you to stay relaxed under pressure, develop confidence, find peace and balance in your life, and discover your best self.

Class Activities

Stretching and Warmup Exercises
We do our best to prepare our bodies for a wide range of motions.  Click here to see an example our our warm up routine.
Ki Exercises
We execute common motions that are the building blocks used to build our techniques.
Ukemi (Rolling/Falling) Exercises
We practice rolling and falling so that we can be thrown safely.
Principle Exercises
We apply our principles in concentrated exercises, building habits and reflexes that can be used in our daily lives.
Self-Defense Techniques
We train to defend against a variety of attacks including grabs, strikes, and weapons-based attacks.
Weapons Kata
Kata are sequences of armed strikes and defenses that develop coordination, practice our attacks, and reinforce our principles.
Randori and Freestyle Exercises
We defends ourselves in high energy situations against one or many attackers to develop calmness, presence and focus.
Dojo Cleaning
At the end of every class all students and instructors chip in to keep the dojo clean for each other.

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