Juneau Aiki Dojo is a non-affiliated martial arts school teaching Aikido in a traditional setting. Our Aikido is primarily the style taught by Morihiro Saito in Iwama Japan, the village where the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, lived and taught for the last 27 years of his life. Our Aikido is strongly influenced by the teaching of Bill Sosa, a pioneerng instructor of Aikido in Dallas, Texas. We have been influenced in our expression of principles by Don Angier, an outstanding teacher of traditional Aiki-jujutsu. We have also been influenced by Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasilev, teachers of Systema, the Russian martial art.
Juneau Aiki Dojo provides a relaxed setting for serious training in a martial art that develops both the mind and body. We emphasize fundamentals. Beginners can start at any time, because we feel that all students can benefit from renewed training in the basics. We honor the traditions and forms of training handed down by our teachers.
Introductory Class Starts June 3
Juneau Aiki Dojo is having an Introduction to Aikido class in the first half of June. The introductory class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays during the first two weeks of June, from 7 to 8:30 PM. This class will focus on fundamentals, and is a great way for new students to give Aikido a try. The class is informal, and attire is sweats or other loose, comfortable clothing. A martial arts uniform is not required.
The cost for this introductory course is $40.
Please call 907-723-3154 to register and for more information, or show up on Monday the third. Please arrive a few minutes early to do paperwork.