Tag: Beginning martial arts

Posts with information, thoughts, and ideas for students new to martial arts training or for people who would like to know more about learning martial arts. as basic movement.

Minimalism in Martial Arts

Our martial arts focus here at Arundel Aikikai is the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Aikido is a martial art of minimalism; it seeks to use the least amount of energy, effort, strength, speed, and work to stop attackers. If

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Enjoy Your Training

If – when you think of martial arts classes – the first thing you picture involves shouting martial arts instructors, angry pajamas, and abuse… you’re in for a surprise with martial arts at Arundel Aikikai.  We teach martial arts with

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Martial Arts Mechanics

In our martial arts, we focus on the basics and fundamentals of martial movement found in Aikido. Our martial arts are taught with energy and enthusiasm; we love what we do! Curriculum is nonlinear as each student (and the instructor) work

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Welcome to Aikido

Onegaishimasu! Good greetings, and welcome to martial arts with Arundel Aikikai! Our humble instruction and kind approach set us apart from many area studios.  I experienced this environment in my first Aikido instructor.  I’m happy to be able to pass along

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Centered Power

Milestone 5: Centered There is no spoon (?) There is a wonderful scene in the 1999 film, the Matrix, where a young student teaches the hero to look past the superficial to see the truth of what makes things really

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Connected and Coordinated

 Milestone Four: Connection Witchcraft! Aikido-Jedi-Mind-Tricks! When you attack, are you soft and fluid, or rigid and quick?  When defending, are you able to move slowly and calmly with freedom, or do you move quickly and suddenly? Are you able to

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