Hiroshi Ikeda sensei seminar at Aikido of Maine June 9-11 2017 This will be Ikeda sensei’s 12 visit to our dojo and what promises to be a wonderful weekend event!
For those needing accommodations, the dojo is sleeping bag friendly and has shower facilities. Guests may also find space with local dojo members with some advanced planning.
upcoming kyu test dates
May 19, August 18, November 17
We are looking forward to Bill Sensei’s visit and what promises to be a wonderful weekend ! For those needing accommodations, the dojo is sleeping bag friendly and has shower facilities. Guests may also find space with local dojo members with somread more
We are excited to announce that Bookman sensei will join us for a seminar this Fall. Let us know if we can help.
The article is an exploration of the seeming contradiction of Aikido being a non-competitive martial art. It looks at implications for practice.read more
Unwanted help on the mat. As a woman training a martial art, I’ve been on the receiving end of teaching, or what I will also call here “helping” on the mat, many times. I will define itread more
An article by Ania Small sensei on Aikido and relaxation.read more
Taking ukemi provides students of Aikido with some of the very best lessons there are to learn. We have to do so many things as we learn to connect and get to the mat safelyread more
the implied promise of the bow on the part of both sides to practice within safe bounds.read more
Image from youtube’s Enter The Dojo. I thought I would share this article by our friends at Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay! Guy express very clearly some of his thoughts for picking the right martial art school. If you are reading this article you must have some interest in the arts and maybe even in aikido.read more
Aikido, a tool in treating vets with CRPTSD. Workshops will be held at our dojo.read more
We are happy to add to these boards, let us know what books you like! Books for Tween and Teens Some should have a warning label please ask if you have any questions. Follow Aikido of Maine's board Books for Tweens and Teens on Pinterest. Books we like for children 7...read more
Here is post from a blog by Ken Myers that I came across and think it is worth sharing. It clearly describes key benefits of training from a parents perspective. In Aikido we would probably look at some of these in a different order. Let us know how you look at the...read more
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...read more
33 solar Panels will provide 98% of the dojo's electric needs. Over the first 25 years the systems life it will produce 250,000 kWh of energy and avoid 138 tons of heat trapping Co2 that would be purchased from traditional electric power plants. ...read more