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"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 is now accepting new members into our dojo!

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.

If you would like to observe a class before taking the introductory class, you may do so. This will help give you a sense of our dojo, the art of Aikido, and how we train. Please arrive a few minutes early. Please notify us which class you would like to come to so that we are expecting you and so that we can assist you with our current protocols for entering the dojo. We are not accepting observers on a drop in basis at this time.

COVID-19 Safety Is Very Important To Us. Currently we are operating with a staged system that can be adjusted as case numbers in Missoula County fluctuate to ensure the safety and comfort of our members.

Before registering for a class or entering the dojo, please take note of our current policies:

  • Everyone must wear a mask in the dojo.
  • Dojo entrance station (A member will be present to help guide you through this process upon your first arrival to the dojo.)
    • Digital temperature check.
    • A sign-in form stating that you are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
      • Participants may not enter the dojo if they have recently had exposure to anyone with COVID-19 or if they have recently had symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Regular hand sanitization throughout the class.
  • We have air treatment and surface sanitization practices in place to minimize risk of transmission.
    • If you do not wish to break social distancing, or to train with physical contact, let us know and we can make accommodations.

Email us to reserve your spot in our Fall Aikido Intro Series
for adults (14 and up) starting
Saturday, Nov. 6th.

Dates: Saturday, Nov. 6th from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.,
followed by these four guided basics classes:
Nov 8th, 10th 15th, and 17th from 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

  • Cost is $70
  • Your payment will secure your place in the class.
  • There will be registration paperwork to fill out before your first class.
  • Reservation for the class will close Friday, November 5th, 2021 at 8 p.m.
  • Class size is limited to 10 participants. Please register early!
  • Martial arts uniforms available for purchase. They are not required for intro sessions, but will be required when you continue training in our regular program.
  • Work on Saturdays? Call or email us and we'll work with you.
  • Please call or email for the starting dates of subsequent beginning classes.
  • Gift Certificates Available!

We would love to have you join us!


What to expect as a beginner in Aikido:

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.

  • Introduction to Aikido principles & philosophy
  • Beginning falling and rolling
  • Introduction to basic techniques
  • Beginning self-defense awareness
  • Centering, breathing and blending exercises
  • Introduction to the training process

More Q & A for Beginners

 

Need more information? Give us a call at 549.8387 or drop us an email at aom@aikidomissoula.com