of Summit is a not for profit Aikido
Club, and a member of the United States Aikido
Federation under the direction of Yoshimitsu
Yamada Shihan, President of the USAF, and committed to
teaching the traditional martial art of Aikido
as taught by Morihei Ueshiba (O'Sensei), founder
of Aikido. Our mission is to promote an understanding
of martial arts as a method of conflict resolution
provide a resource for community growth. All
classes are an hour and 15 minutes in length. Doors open 30 minutes before class times. We are located in the lower level of the United Methodist Church of Summit. A quick 5 minute walk from Summit train station. See contacts page for directions.
This class focuses on basic body movement, falling
properly (ukemi), and partner practice of basic
techniques (kihon waza).
This class is more dynamic than the basic class.
Techniques are demonstrated at a "faster"
pace than the basic class, emphasizing blending
with the attack, instead of the execution of
techniques from a static attack. This class
is open to all levels.
In this class, students learn solo and partner
forms using the bokken (wooden sword), jo (wooden
staff), and tanto (wooden knife). This class
is open to all students and is beginner friendly.
Training Program Periodically
special workshops are held for the advanced
student. Please view the students area for dates/times
and more details.
art of falling". Classes are held periodically
to review how to fall properly and safely, as
well as connection to your partner. Please view
the student section for dates/times.