acumby@warp.nfld.net or mclair@bellaliant.net
(709) 689-1899 (Tony) or (709) 753-2419 (Mike)
Mon & Wed: 7:30-9:00p.m.; Sat: 9:00-10:30a.m.

Aikido is ideal for all types of practitioners.

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• Kids will like the physical activity, the gross-motor movements, the camaraderie, the rolls, etc.

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• Older practitioners will appreciate the low-impact nature of Aikido. While techniques involve throws, practitioners learn to fall without injuring themselves. Because the techniques blend with the natural movement of the human body, injuries are rare.

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• Women appreciate the “non-macho” nature of Aikido: given that it works by redirecting the attacker’s energy, Aikido is not dependent upon brute strength but rather upon flexibility, movement and balance.

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• Athletic practitioners will appreciate the “elastic” nature of Aikido: with the right partner, you can practice as hard as you wish.

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• Sports-averse practitioners will like the fact that Aikido is non-competitive, that you learn at your own pace in a supportive and constructive atmosphere.

Address:
100 Mundy Pond Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, A1E 1V1
Phone:
(709) 689-1899 (Tony) or (709) 753-2419 (Mike)
Email:
acumby@warp.nfld.net or mclair@bellaliant.net