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    Aikido Introductory Courses

    Presented by at The Dance Foundation

    July 9 - August 1, 2012


    Aikido Introductory Courses

    Two introductory courses in Aikido, one for ages 6-14, and one for those 15 and older, will be provided by Aikido of Homewood July 9 to August 1, at the Homewood Dance Foundation.

    Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art with deep roots in Samurai tradition. On first seeing the art, many people are surprised at how dance-like it looks. There are several reasons for this, but the most important is that Aikido, like dance, involves blending with someone else's movement and energy. In Aikido the purpose of this blend is to use the attacker's force and intent as a means to deflect, unbalance, subdue, or restrain him or her.

    Though Aikido is an effective martial art for self defense, it encourages mercy rather than revenge. Because Aikido traning is cooperative and not competitive, the benefits of studying Aikido are also psychological. The student's goal is not to "win" but to practice, imporve, and to help others improve. By moving in harmony with their partner, students learn a safe and positive way of approaching both physical and emotional conflicts.

    The Dance Foundation

    1715 27th Court South
    Birmingham, AL 35209

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    Admission Info:
    Introductory Course Adult fee is $55 The Student (ages 15 and older) fee is $40 Introductory Kid's (ages 6 through 14) fee is $30 For more information and to register, please visit Aikido of Homewood's webiste.  

    General Day and Time Info:
    Adult Course: Monday at 7:00 PM and Wed. at 7:30 PM
    Kids' Course: Wed. at 6:30 PM

    Phone: n/a

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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