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Aikido ("ai" - harmony, "ki" - energy, "do" - path or way) is a Japanese defensive martial art founded by
Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969).
Aikido focuses on circular movements to avoid and redirect an assailant's attack.
Aikidoists use the attacker's force to unbalance and neutralize an assault.
Aikido includes throwing techniques, arm pins, and wrist and elbow locks.
Aikido does not emphasize strength. The techniques rely on the relaxed projection of energy generated by rotating the hips.
Aikido Hartford has classes for men and women age 13 and up. All classes are open to people of all levels.
Martial arts experience is not required. Monthly fees are $85 for adults age 18 and up and $50 for seniors 65 and over,
students age 13 to 17, and full-time post-secondary students. Members can attend an unlimited number of classes per month.
You are encouraged to observe any scheduled lass and discuss concerns with students and instructors.
Monday thru Friday: 6 to 7 p.m. and 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.