Connection in Aikido

Four Slightly Different Approaches and Their Common Ground Written by Ania Small Connection is essential to Aikido, yet it’s not often talked about.  It’s difficult to define, and even harder to teach. So what is the path for discovering unity in our own body and in...

TEACHING ON THE MAT Part two

 DEALING WITH UNWANTED “HELP” Written by Ania Small In the first part of this article, I defined teaching on the mat, or “helping”, as offering verbal or non-verbal suggestions to a training partner, when you are not a teacher of the class, and when you are not asked...

2017 ASU Promotions

Kagami Biraki Aikido World Head quarters promotions The following 44 ASU instructor promotions were recognized by the Aikikai Hombu (World Aikido Headquarters) at their annual Kigami Biraki celebration: Congratulations to our friends who were recently promoted. We are...

Gift certificates are available

NEED A GREAT GIFT IDEA? Help a friend or family member get started ! Our intros include a uniform and everything you need. We can help you figure anything out wether it is for an existing member or someone new to the martial art. Here are a few ideas ADULT INTRO...

Lets Learn Aikido a MANUAL FOR THE YOUNG STUDENT

“THE BEST BOOK I HAVE SEEN FOR FOR TEACHING AIKIDO TO CHILDREN” Budo books – by Francesco Dessi Our friend Thorsten Schoo visited and brought us a copy of Let’s Learn Aikido, he had just translated it from Italian to German. Even though I can...
The Best Self Defense is Health Defense

The Best Self Defense is Health Defense

People take up martial arts for all sorts of different reasons, and not always for the sake of self defense. Rather than just being a tool to help you in an extreme situation, martial arts can play a key role in keeping your body fit and healthy, which in the long run...
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