One World Aikido at Magnuson offers classes three evenings per week.
Students of all skill levels practice together. We do not offer separate
beginning classes as we feel that beginning students have most opportunity to
learn when supported by partners with exisiting skills. Because our classes
are small, students receive a great deal of personal instruction and are well
supported in developing their practice. We recommend that students attend at
least two classes per week, but students may attend more if they choose to do
so. You can view the class schedule by clicking here.
Classes begin with stretching and breathing exercises. These exercises are
designed to prepare the body for training, focus the mind, and help the
student to become centered. Class then progresses to tumbling practice as
tumbling is integral to receiving throws. The body of the class is working on
throwing arts and/or weapon work. Integral skills, such as connection with a
partner and extension of ki are taught within the techniques themselves.
Usually, the instructor will demonstrate a movement in front of the class,
say a few words about it, and then the students will be asked to practice.
The instructor then circulates among the students to make suggestions, give
feedback, and provide constructive support for good practice. Quite often,
weapon work is done toward the end of class. If you would like to more about
weapon work, please click here.
Testing for rank is done as part of program, with no added fees. You may
read more about testing by clicking here.
If you would like more information about our classes, please click here to
mail our Chief Instructor.