Martial arts are usually studied for self-defense and self-improvement. Aikido shares these values and offers a key difference in that practitioners seek to defend themselves without causing injury to their attackers. It is a fluid, peaceful and non-harmful method of martial art, developed in Japan in the 1920s by Morihei Ueshiba.
Aikido is composed of three Japanese words: ai, meaning harmony; ki, spirit or energy; and do, the path, system or way. It is also often translated in full to mean, “the way of unifying (with) life energy” or as “the way of harmonious spirit”. In this way, it is similar to the Feldenkrais Method. Donna has practiced and owns a deep understanding of both connective practices.
In this class, Donna unites the two in a dynamic and exciting learning environment. Although no prior martial arts experience is necessary to attend and gain benefit from these combined lessons, specialized and targeted one-on-one training is also available for booking.
Attend a class: Group Class Schedule
For more information: Aikido Association of America