Aikido is a Japanese martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), who became known as O'Sensei, or Great Teacher. A philosopher, poet and deeply spiritual man, O'Sensei combined his personal philosophies, with sword, spear and grappling arts to create Aikido. Aikido is a modern art created to utilize strategy, as well as technique to resolve conflict. This is a unique art that does not rely on strength, size or speed, but seeks to achieve harmony as well as provide a powerful system of self defense. Aikido is characterized by very smooth techniques that utilize off-balancing, throws, grappling-type locks, and various escape methods and take-downs. Aikido does use kicks and punches, but it is not the main focus of the art. Aikido is especially known as having effective self defense techniques that are designed first and foremost to control a situation, allowing a defender to choose whether to injure an attacker. This makes Aikido very useful in less than life threatening situations.
Aikido is a challenging aerobic and mental exercise. Many aikido students have found that the training has changed their lives in very positive ways. It is a very practical form of self defense. Aikido classes include training in meditation and breathing, strategy, balance, and how to fall safely. It is also a lot of fun!!!!
Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza
W359 N5002 Brown St. Suite 211
Oconomowoc WI 53066
(corner of Hwy 16 and Hwy P north/Brown St.)
Class fees are determined by Abundant Joy Yoga & Wellness studio. Drop in class rate is $15, Packages of classes can be purchased and can be used for any class in the studio. Package deals are available for individuals children and families.
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David Bock, C. Ac., Dipl. OM, FABORM
Wisconsin Certified Acupuncturist
National Board Certification in Oriental Medicine
Fellow American Board Of Oriental Reproductive Medicine
Bock Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
888 Thackeray Trail #206
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066