Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Martial Arts for the Month of November

If you're in the Chicago area and looking to try something new, I'll be leading a four-session intro to aikido class at Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) this November. This is a pilot program for a new class concept we're trying out. Things are going to be very stripped-down and simplified for raw newcomers; we're even eschewing tradition and not requiring anyone to wear a white gi (that's a karate or judo uniform for the uninitiated).  Detailed information below:

Action from the Center
An introduction to centering, mindful breathing and relaxed responsiveness
based on the martial art of aikido

Four 90-minute sessions covering four different topics

1.   Power vs. Strength (November 2)
Projection of integrated physical power, not muscular strength, through relaxation and centering

2.   Presence vs. Speed (November 9)
Development of a calm physical presence for self-awareness and basic self-defense

3.   Sword of the Mind (November 16)
Cultivation of a grounded mind and body through use of the Japanese practice sword (bokken)

4.   Uncontrolled Control (November 23)
Discovery of intuitive response through dynamic non-resistance in self-defense scenarios

Each session held on Sundays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
4427 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640

No experience or special uniform necessary. Classes will be conducted in regular workout clothes.

$15 per session or $50 for complete package

Please contact Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) at (773) 634-9824 or info@chicagoaikidoclub.com for questions or to preregister.

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