Per Massachusetts phase 3 guidelines, adult aiki-weapons classes are now being held both offsite at Ned's Point in Mattapoisett, weather permitting, and at the dojo in Dartmouth during the week. If interested, feel free to come to watch a class or contact us to participate.
Aikido is a system for self-development taught through Martial Art Training. Aikido was introduced to the world by Morihei Ueshiba, a Japanese Martial Artist and Sage who had mastered the secrets of Aiki and wished to present it to the world.
Aikido aims to de-escalate conflict and can be effectively used by people of all sizes, shapes, and ages as it does not rely on speed or external strength. Aikido uses awareness training, strikes, throws, and joint locks to immobilize physical threats. It is non-violent and non-competitive in nature because Aikido techniques do not clash with an attack when it is presented, but rather moves the focus of the attack away where it becomes harmless.
While Aikido is a martial art, it is much larger than the art of self-defense; it is a way of being that promotes peace, balance, spiritual growth, and health in all aspects of life.
The Aikido taught at SouthCoast Aikido also includes a comprehensive weapons system. It includes the use of the Japanesse bokken (solid wooden sword) and jo (short staff.) Training in these forms teaches proper body structure and movement, timing, awareness and engagement.
Multiple controlled breathing methods to affect emotional response and energy response/supply through the controlled activation of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system, and when and how to use those methods for stress and performance management.
Voluntary - On-demand, sustained focus, and awareness training to shape the outcome of your environment and events.
Deep body control - including controlling neurotransmitter and hormone release to increase overall presence and effectiveness.
Body alignment and internal strengthening - to relieve the body of stresses produced by unaligned posture and to create a body that produces efficient, powerful, and connected movement.
The use of the Japanese wooden sword and short staff.
Techniques that can be used for self-defense.
Aikido training is excellent for any age and ability as it develops a strong body, a strong sense of will, a strong sense of self, and a peaceful mind.
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1 E Quarry St, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Tuesdays 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm
Thursdays 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm
Saturdays 9-10 am, 10-11 am
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