Getting Started

Enrollment is available at any time. If you are interested in training with us, please contact us to arrange your first visit.

Note to Beginners

“There is a big difference between watching and practicing Aikido. Training begins with warm-up exercises and stretching. Then, we practice footwork, “ukemi” (e.g. falling and rolling), and other basic exercises. As you gain confidence and understanding, we progress to more challenging principles.
“Aikido is not an easy martial art to master. We regularly learn self-defense techniques, work on balance, flexibility, and reflexes. In the course of your training, you will experience breakthroughs and setbacks. These are normal and necessary steps to developing your body, mind, and spirit. I invite you to visit our dojo, and join us on the mat. Bring your comfortable, loose fitting workout clothes, healthy skepticism, and good humor.”
Sensei Alex Natelli