Fall Aikido Special 20 Classes Kids, Teens or Adults $320
This special is the same for Kids, Teens or Adult Classes. 20 Classes for $320. The discount is $80 off for a 20% discount. Classes are 1 1/2 hour long. For the Kids and Teens there are usually water breaks on the 1/2 hour. For the Adults the break comes around 45 minutes. If the practice is very lively or hot, we break at the half hours. For most beginners the focus is on simple anti-bully techniques. As proficiency improves more traditional Aikido techniques are taught.
Previous students have stories of simple techniques working. One father related how he watched a large boy pushing his son. The younger boy obviously told the boy to stop, but the bigger boy continued. When the large boy grabbed the small boy on the arm the smaller boy executed what we call “The Zombie Throw”. The smaller boy then saw his father and ran over to see if he was in trouble. The Dad told him, “I watched the whole thing. You did just right.” A young teen girl came for about 8 classes before going to Europe with her youth group last summer. She was accosted while waiting in line at a train station. She froze at first, then remembered what to do and reacted, putting the attacker on his rear end. The principal of PK Young told one father that he didn't worry if the boys used Aikido. He knew it wouldn't look like a fight and there would be no retaliation afterwards. So Aikido is OK defense at PK Young.
As proficiency improves more traditional Aikido techniques are taught. Advanced practice includes Nishio Style techniques and more weapons practice. I'm often teaching the integration of the empty hand with the weapons because the weapon can teach you more of how and why the technique works.
For relatives and friends who buy classes there is a 3 class bonus for each relative or friend, a $60 value.