This membership grants access to our weekly Aikido classes. No need to specify if it's for a child or adult. A separate membership will need to be purchased for each person i.e. one membership does not grant access to both the kids class and adult class.
This is a question that I don't get asked enough as a Teacher.
Aikido, to me, is like instructions on how to live your life, more than just a "style" of martial arts, there are hundreds of different martial arts schools out there
WHY IS AIKIDO ANY DIFFERENT?
AI-KI-DO can be broken down simply into "the way to harmonize energy"
or how can I be in harmony with the world around me?
a question that I have consistently instilled into our young martial artists for over 9 years.
Aikido has all of the great benefits that most martial arts teach;
Self-Defense, Confidence, Leadership Skills, Perseverance, Character, Self-Discipline, healthy lifestyle, and much more.
Aikido has something unique going for it.
A philosophy of conflict resolution drives it.
peace, inner competitiveness over the external competition,
sympathy for the "attacker"
Aikido essentially is instructions on how not to fight in a fight.
which as a martial art sounds very contradictory to what most people
know martial arts to be good for.
Aikido is a lifestyle
and it promises to help teach us that there's always a better way.
Why do I teach Aikido?
I teach it because Aikido is what I needed when I was younger.
one of my drives to be the person I am today is to become the person I needed when I was younger, to become a role model for the young souls and the next generations;
Aikido is my vehicle of choice to help create a world of peace
-Sensei Matthew Addison
Aikido St.Pete offers dynamic classes for adults and kids ages 5-100, our classes are taught by the chief instructor Matthew Addison who is a 2nd-degree black belt (nidan) and has been teaching Aikido for a decade?our kid's and adult classes are created around the philosophy of how to live our lives in harmony with the world, not only covering the basics of self-defense but utilizing unique principles only found in Aikido, each kid's/adult class instills a lifelong curiosity for self-discovery, opportunities to advance in rank, under the largest Aikido federation in America *USAF, we offer a guarantee that you and your children learn, retain new knowledge, build strength mentally and physically and have fun!?I can only tell you so much of what we offer at the dojo without repeating myself, but no matter how good I articulate, it will never compare to the never-ending lifetime skills your child or yourself will gain from the practice of Aikido.
First class is free!