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WELCOME TO BROWN UNIVERSITY AIKIDO CLUB
A Takemusu Association Member Dojo

WEBSITE
https://www.facebook.com/BrownAikidoClub/

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN
Undergrads, Grad Students, faculty and staff. 

Weekly Class Schedule for FALL 2016 & SPRING 2017: 
Tue. 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Thur. 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Frid. 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Buki-waza)


 

Location: 
95 Thayer St
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

Contact us: 
brownaikidoclub@gmail.com

We also have a weekly floating day training class for those who wants to pursue more training.
Give us the day and time that works best for you & we will train with you.

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Description

WHAT IS AIKIDO?

AIKIDO is an effective, yet non-violent, traditional Japanese martial art. AIKIDO was developed by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), a Japanese philosopher and master of kendo, spear-fighting, and jujitsu. O'Sensei (great teacher, as we refer to Ueshiba) was disillusioned with the endless cycle of violence and competition in the martial arts, so he designed AIKIDO as a discipline of personal refinement. Master Ueshiba taught the aikidoist to move with, rather than against, the attacker by drawing on our internal energy, or "ki". Ones goal in AIKIDO is to redirect the opponents' energy and neutralize an attack without harm. AIKIDO is non-competitive, taught in a cooperative manner, good exercise, and fun!

WHY DO AIKIDO?

The practice of AIKIDO is characterized by a clear extension of power, resulting in fluid, functional movements for effective, non-violent, self-defense. Most people, even athletes, find that AIKIDO is helpful in developing coordination and reflexes. Most important, AIKIDO can teach one how to deal with the stresses of daily living and acquire a general sense of well-being. The ultimate goal in AIKIDO is for the individual to develop mental, physical, and spiritual integration.

WHO CAN DO AIKIDO?

Anyone can practice AIKIDO. Almost any age person, from children to grandparents, can perform AIKIDO techniques. Each of us has some physical limitations of one type or another. Each person trains within their own abilities. In AIKIDO, we learn to enhance our strengths and minimize our weaknesses.

HOW DO I BEGIN?

STARTING AIKIDO begins simply with interest and a desire to learn. Beginning students are accepted into the dojo at all times. Required clothing is a loose sweatsuit with a long sleeve top or a martial arts uniform with a white belt (available at the dojo). Beginners get individual attention from the instructor and senior students to become familiar with the basics of AIKIDO practice. The best way to find out what AIKIDO is about is to come try a class -- you are under no obligation.

Category

Recreational & Appreciation

University Recognition Status

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UCS-Category I

Contact First Name

Christopher

Contact Last Name

Picardo

Contact Position Title

Dojo-Cho

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Advisor Name

Christopher Picardo

Advisor Title

PhD Candidate in Computer Engineering