Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, Founder of Aikido                           Morihiro Saito Sensei, Preserver of O'Sensei's Style which became known as the Iwama Style                              Shoji Nishio Sensei, Developed the Nishio Style and Aiki Toho Iaido sword style.
       Sokaku Takeda Sensei Daito-Ryu headmaster, Primary instructor to Morihei Ueshiba                           Hitohiro Saito Sensei - Saito Sensei's son and successor                              Tasaburo Tokutomi Sensei - Toyama-Ryu Hon Iaido 10th Deg. Master Toyama-ryu is the name of the sword style developed for the Army officers in the 1920's and 1930's
    Aikido   of    Gainesville

 Mobile site    http://mobile.dudamobile.com/site/aikidoofgainesville1  


The location for practices is:
Southwest Gainesville Industrial Park
4424 SW 35th Terrace.

 To Contact  Sensei  Huffman:

Cell Phone: 352-494-7816
E-mail:  
sensei@aikidoofgainesville.com

              Practice Times (most are 1 1/2 hr. classes) 


................. WATCH FOR CHANGES
.................................................... ADULT   CLASSES
Sundays...............................Weapons..........(Boken, Jo, Bo, Iaido)....................2:00-3:30pm
Sundays ..............................Empty Hand...........................................................4:00-5:30pm 
Sundays ..............................Advanced Empty Hand..........................................6:00-7:30pm 
.............    ... (Must pass 3rd proficiency test to participate in advanced class) 
Mondays & Fridays.............Aikido After Noon..................................................1:00-2:30pm 
Mondays.............................Empty Hand Basics..................................................7:30-9:00pm

Tuesdays..................FREE..(Community Service night Open to all)...FREE.....7:30-9:00pm 
Wednesdays .......................Split Mat - Basic & Advanced Styles......................7:30-9:00pm
Thursdays.................FREE..(Community Service night Open to all)...FREE....6:00-7:30pm
Thursdays.............................Weapons........(Boken, Jo, Bo, Iaido).....................7:45-9:00pm Fridays.................................Split Mat - Basic & Advanced Styles.....................6:00-7:30pm
Saturdays.............................Split Mat - Basic & Advanced Weapons.................6:00-7:30pm
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.................................KIDS 6-11 & TEENS 11-16  CLASSES
Mondays & Fridays.....................Aikido for Teens.............................................4:00-5:30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays................Aikido for Kids...............................................4:00-5:30pm
Wednesdays.....................FREE..Aikido for Kids..FREE....................................1:30-3:00pm Wednesdays.....................FREE..Aikido for Teens..FREE..................................4:00-5:30pm
Saturdays...................................Aikido for Kids.................................................
1:30-3:00pm
Saturdays...................................Aikido for Teens...............................................4:00-5:30pm

............................................... IAIDO  &  BATTO DO
Mondays & Wednesdays ....Iaido (Japanese Sword $20 per class).....................6:00-7:00pm
Batto Do  ...........................(Actual cutting with a live blade)......................To Be Determined
...................................................(Must be proficient in Iaido before cutting)


New Dojo Location in Gainesville Southwest Industrial Park

You'll meet some of the nicest people on the Aikido mats!

Aikido is a non-aggressive form of self defense for defending yourself with dignity and grace. This may include just turning your body or just deflecting the attacker's body.  However if more extreme measures are required, the focus is to finish the confrontation quickly and decisively. In short, this means WIN!!! FAST!!! Don't trade punches. Don't wrestle. WIN!!! NOW!!! 

At a high level, the attacker may not even know what happened.  He just ends up on the ground.  There is no need to pound on the person afterwards.   When the aggression has been handled, that's enough.   So you use enough to handle the situation and that's enough.  It's done.

You are not taught to go looking for a fight. You are taught to avoid the fight. Go the other way. If you are never attacked, you may never have to use this.  However, If you are attacked and there is no escaping, then finish the confrontation immediately in a way that teaches the attacker to NEVER think of attacking you again. This is tough love.  

The path of the bones determines the control of the body.   Just enough is enough. 


A Kids Class Anti-Bully technique we call the Zombie Throw.

This is a simple throw for an attack that can happen at school.  Nobody gets hurt and it doesn't look like a fight so no one should get sent to the Principal's office.   But the bully ends up on the ground which is very unexpected.   This is the idea behind Aikido type anti-bully techniques.

Mixed Style Nishio and Iwama Sankyo
This is the start of advanced techniques which are usually almost straight Nishio Style.  Such techniques can be much more complex, so this is a way to introduce students to the intricacies of the Nishio Style without making it totally different from the basics.  

"People who practice Aikido should be recognized as the best artists in the world.  It is easy to create something good with good materials.  However, we in Aikido perform a martial art that is designed to destroy and kill people, which is something that people dislike.   With these poor materials we cultivate a society of friendship and build peaceful minds, which people desire.  Every Aikido technique has this heart." 

Shoji Nishio Sensei 8th Deg.

  [1927 - 2005]  53 years in Aikido

Developed Nishio Style Aikido

and  Aiki Toho Iaido  (Japanese Sword technique)

Taught by
Sensei Tom Huffman

4th Deg. Aikikai Black Belt

28 Years Experience with 6 Years in Japan

sensei@aikidoofgainesville.com











 

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