"Aikido functions everywhere on earth, in realms ranging
from the vastness of space down to the tiniest plants and animals.
The life force is all-pervasive and its strength boundless.
Aikido allows us to perceive and tap into that
tremendous reserve of universal energy."
— Morihei Ueshiba Osensei
Aikido of Missoula offers beginning introductory programs throughout the year. A beginning introductory course or equivalent is required in order to participate in the ongoing program.
Feel free and encouraged to come in and watch a regularly scheduled class in order to get a feeling for Aikido and our dojo. If you arrive a few minutes early or stay until class is finished, we'd be happy to provide further information or answer questions.
As a newcomer to Aikido, relax and enjoy beginner's mind. This is a special time, when you will be presented with and attempt to digest a huge amount of new information for the body, mind and spirit. It is normal to feel awkward and uncoordinated in the beginning. Aikido looks simple and self-evident. However, integrating center, relaxation, ki flow, smooth timing and a philosophy of nonfighting — presented in the package of an unknown technique with obscure foot movement and executed under attack — can be daunting, even for those athletically inclined or familiar with other martial arts or centering disciplines. In a short time the movements will begin to become familiar, the body more flexible, the thinking process less rigid and reactive, and the rolls rounder! Aikido is available to all who persevere. Training gives us an opportunity to move beyond what we thought were our limits and explore the part of ourselves that has an unknown potential.
Early Summer Adult Intro
One Saturday afternoon plus 4 basics classes.
Intro for beginning adults starts Saturday, May 6th from 2-3:30 p.m., followed by four guided basics classes Monday & Wednesday, 5/8, 10, 15, 17 5:30-6:45.
Cost is $95 and a white martial arts uniform is required, available for purchase at AOM at a special rate of 10% off for intro participants.
Class size is limited. Please register early!
Pre-registration is required. Register by Wednesday, May 3rd.
Please call or email for the starting dates of subsequent beginning classes or to find out about other options for getting started.
Gift Certificates Available!
If you would like to pay for class registration by credit card please continue by clicking the paypal button below.* Registrations by cash or check are also accepted.
*To offset the expenses incurred by offering the convenience of payment by credit card a $3 fee will be applied at checkout.
If you need to cancel participation in this class, Aikido of Missoula will refund the full amount of beginning intro purchase less a $10 administrative fee if you contact us at least 10 days before the class is scheduled to begin. After that time we will refund your payment (less cancellation fee) only if we are able to fill your slot in the class. Please call (406) 549-8387 or write firstname.lastname@example.org