Class and Enrollment Information
GENERAL AIKIDO @ BLACK MOUNTAIN RECREATIONAL CENTER
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 6:15 P.M. – 7:45 P.M.
* Dates, location and topic for Aiki Weapons classes are listed on the website calendar.*
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Those who are interested in enrolling can do this one of two ways.
Option #1 Sign up for class online using the Henderson parks & recreation site.
Option #2 Come in person to Black Mountain Recreational Center and register for class at the front desk.
*Note: If you are under the age of 18 a parent/guardian must be with you at the time of enrollment.
GENERAL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
BEGINNING AIKIDO CLASS
Description- This class will focus on introducing aikido to those with little or no prior experience. We will cover rolling/falling (ukemi), basic footwork, body movement and application of technique. Aiki weapons will also be introduced.
*THIS CLASS MEETS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6:15PM-7:15PM
INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED AIKIDO CLASS
Description- This class will focus on furthering the skills learned in the beginners class with a higher level of knowledge and sophistication. We will also introduce new more complex concepts and techniques. This section will be more intense and challenging for the students. Those who wish to attend this class must meet the skill requirements listed below and have permission from the instructor.
*THIS CLASS MEETS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7:30PM-8:30PM
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN INTERMEDIATE CLASS
You must be proficient in your ukemi skills. The required ukemi will include, but is not limited to the following: Forward rolls, backward rolls, side falls, high falls & shikko.
All participants must be able to execute safe ukemi from both a independent static rolling position and an active dynamic throwing situation.
Students must be able to recognize and perform the following attacks: shomenuchi, yokomenuchi, munetsuki, katate dori, kata dori, ryote dori, ryokata dori, morote dori (katate dori ryote mochi), kosa dori, ushiro kubi shime, ushiro ryote dori, ushiro ryokata dori, and ushiro dori.
All participants must have a basic working knowledge of bokken & jo. Note: This does not mean you have to be an expert with these weapons. It simply means you have basic knowledge of how to handle them properly, basic attacks, proper kamae and some exposure to Saotome Shihan’s kumi tachi & kumi jo.
All students must wear a proper aikido uniform. By the time you are qualified to attend this class you should have put enough time into your training where it becomes necessary for you to have purchased a uniform.
This class should only be attended by those who have been cleared by Sensei.
If you are not sure where you stand please ask.
**Please note these requirements have been put in place to maintain a certain level of training intensity and safety. We don’t want anyone to be injured. This can easily happen if one is in over their head. Also it is not fair to those who are more senior. It is necessary for their growth and advancement in aikido to train at a higher level. If we are not pressed and challenged in our training we do not improve and become stagnate. We want to avoid this if at all possible for obvious reasons. If you cannot at this time fulfill the requirements on this list please don’t be discouraged. Keep training in the basic class and sometime very soon you will be joining your fellow doka in the intermediate class. If you have any questions or concerns please speak with Sensei.**