Adult classes focus on aikido’s techniques, applications, and principles, as well as the personal growth that is possible through martial arts practice, such as improved concentration, self-esteem, and sense of community.
As a dojo member, new students may attend any classes and special events on offer. Our instructors are skilled at tailoring the curriculum and their instructing style to whoever is in class—experienced and inexperienced students alike—and beginners are always welcome.
Our next Beginners’ Course starts on October 24, 2018. Click here to learn more about this special introduction to aikido’s techniques and philosophy and sign up.
Prospective students may also start by taking up to 3 Fundamentals classes (Wednesdays at 7pm) as a drop-in student ($15 for 1 class, 3 for $40).
All classes begin with stretching and warm-up exercises that improve balance, coordination, and body awareness. This is followed by rolling and falling practice, and technique practice with a partner. During this part of class, participants learn the roles of attacker and defender, and aikido's techniques, while developing a sense of calmness and creativity that follows them off the mat.
Prospective students are always welcome and encouraged to observe class before joining. Please email or call us at 718-612-6334 to schedule a dojo visit or Fundamentals class. Monthly dues are $120.