Bill Gleason sensei seminar

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 som

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TEACHING ON THE MAT part one

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 it

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Hiroshi Ikeda sensei seminar

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.

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Picking The Right Martial Art School

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.

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Books we like!

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...

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10 Reasons Martial Arts Benefit Kids

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...

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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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This Dojo is Solar Powered!

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.    ...

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