Why do people practice Aikido?
Aikido does not rely on size or strength for its effectiveness, but rather uses timing, body dynamics, and centered movement. Moving from the center or hara, creates relaxed posture and physical and mental balance.
Training harmonizes body, mind, and spirit and enables the student to encounter stressful circumstances without being thrown off kilter. It also creates a resiliency of the body and an openness of the mind -- qualities needed in our society, and our daily lives.
Students start Aikido for physical fitness, for self-defense, or because they are fascinated by the philosophy. Any reason to start is a good one. They often find, as the continue to practice, that they are enjoying themselves, because Aikido is fun.
Probably the best thing to do is come and observe a class. The map to the Yellow Springs site is here. For class schedules and fees, click here. If you want to talk to an actual human being, call 937-361-0375. You can also complete our Student Application and bring it with you when you come.
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