2021-2022 Catalog

PED-130 Introduction to Aikido

An introduction to basic principles of Aikido, a Japanese martial art. Emphasis will be on feeling and maintaining a strong center (known as the hara), progressive relaxation through movement, correct posture, and positive mind. Students will observe and then practice Aikido techniques, Ki exercises, and learn how to fall and roll correctly. This class will allow students to experience both the attacker (uke) and defender (nage) roles. A five-week course.



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