Adult classes are open to students of all ranks age 12 and up. Senior members (sempai) serve to guide beginners in the basic footwork, technique, principles, and etiquette. Partners are asked to practice diligently with minimal conversation. It is recommended that practice partners train without trying to correct each other, but focus on flow and overall principles of movement. Brief helpful suggestions from sempai are encouraged.
Aikido in the Park: Aikido Weapons Training
Current restrictions on our YMCA schedule have presented a unique challenge in teaching Aikido regularly. Follow us on Facebook to see when and where Aikido in the Park will be held. It is a separate endeavor for Angel Sensei to keep the larger Aikido community practicing together. All practices are for all ages and weather permitting. Consider becoming a patron to support this outreach effort. www.patreon.com/angelwalkermurphy
Kids classes are open to children ages 6 and up. At age 12, they are eligible to practice with the adults. However, teens are welcome to assist with children's class. Children are taught in a more kid-friendly environment through conditioning exercises and aikido related games that focus more on general movement than specific technical nuance. Kids are allowed to be kids, while still learning aikido techniques and virtues such as self-discipline, respect, and perseverance.