“If your opponent strikes with fire, counter with water, becoming completely fluid and free-flowing. Water, by its nature, never collides with or breaks against anything. On the contrary, it swallows up any attack harmlessly." -Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido
Welcome! Aikido is a Japanese martial art primarily geared towards self-defense through disabling your opponent using wrist/joint locks, holds and throws aimed at redirecting the force of an attack rather than facing it head on. It is based primarily upon the principles of peaceful resolution and self-improvement.
Judo is a Japanese martial art that focuses on self-defense through grappling, throwing, ground techniques, chokes, and submission, rather than striking. With Judo, the outcome is less about size or strength than it is about skill and experience. A good judoka must be analytical and fast at the same time.
- learn self-defense through techniques that immobilize potential attackers
- practice tanto (knife), katana (Japanese sword), and jo (short staff) techniques
- improve physical fitness (strength, cardio, flexibility)
- develop harmony of mind and movement
- learn self-defense techniques suitable for anyone, regardless of size or strength
- improve body-mind coordination
- gain a healthy workout
The club is directly linked to the Shodokan Aikido Honbu (Headquarters Dojo in Osaka, Japan) and the United States Judo Federation, where the club's instructor has trained and tested under Shihan Tetsuro Nariyama.
Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-9:30 pm and Sundays from 1:00-2:15pm in the Diboll Studio beneath the parking garage across the street from the Reily Center. In addition to regular classes, intermediate/advanced students practice at NOSA Monday @ 8:00 pm, Wednesday and Friday @ 7:30 pm, and Saturday @ 11:30 am. No martial arts experience is necessary. We welcome anyone who wants to learn!
Aikido is a Japanese martial art primarily geared towards self-defense through disabling your opponent using wrist/joint locks, holds and throws aimed at redirecting the force of an attack rather than facing it head on. Practice for all levels is from 8:00-9:15 pm on Tuesday and Thursday each week in Diboll Studio. No prior martial arts experience is necessary. We welcome anyone who wants to learn!
Club Sports Council - USG Sponsored Student Organization
For questions about which category to select, contact the Director of the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, Heather Seaman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Sponsored Student Organization