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Aikido is a martial art in which a person blends with an opposing force from the "attacker," and uses internal energy and the movement of the "attacker" to control him.  Practice involves a nage (the one doing the art), controlling or throwing the uke (the attacker, or the person receiving the art), thus practice is done with a partner.


LOW IMPACT AIKIDO also uses internal energy and the movement of the opponent, with minimum use of physical strength, to obtain CONTROL, and therefore "defeat" the opponent. Aikido principles are taught without throwing or subjecting participants to painful holds or locks.  They are gently taken off-balance, and allowed to recover their balance, with the help of the partner, if necessary.  Low impact falls are sometimes used to fully demonstrate the effectiveness of the art.


Control is more important than dominating with superior strength.  It is therefore ideal for senior citizens or those with physical limitations. 


The AWARENESS, BREATHING, MOVEMENT, BALANCE, and RECOVERY OF BALANCE, learned in low impact aikido are the foundations of Fall Prevention.

Prerequisites:  Students must meet the physical requirements of the class.  There are other NO prerequisites. Attendance in a previous safe falling class or low impact Aikido class is recommended but not required.  This class is open to all students. 

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