Nihon Goshin Aikido Programs

Nihon Goshin Aikido seamlessly integrates techniques from Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Karate. From a beginner level to the advanced levels, students learn organized sets of self-defense techniques consisting of street-effective throws, strikes, joint-locks, and grappling. The techniques are first taught from a stationary position, usually a wrist grab. Once students understand the techniques and can perform them proficiently, we will then introduce "applications". Applications are basic variations performed in response to typical street attacker behavior. All our programs are 100% self-defense focused and are taught in a safe, positive and professional environment. We offer classes for ages 5 and up. Please read about our programs below for more information.

Little Samurai: Ages 4 to 6

In this class, we teach your child the fundamentals of self-defense and martial arts. It emphasizes falls and rolls, balance, speed, timing, and footwork drills rather than punches and kicks. Children in this program also have an opportunity to learn life, safety and socialization skills as they interact and have fun with peers. Taught in age appropriate classes, we teach valuable techniques, while maintaining a fun and non-competitive environment. Self-defense, conflict resolution, anti-bullying techniques, stranger awareness and self-confidence are emphasized. Small and personalized classes help students integrate seamlessly into our new learning environment. Students learn to work well with other children, listen and speak with respect. Focus and concentration skills are developed and improved upon. As children learn these important skills, it enhances other areas of their lives. Many of our students demonstrate improvement at school, and less social problems with friends, classmates and family members.

Youth Aikido: Ages 6 to 12

In this program, we teach valuable techniques, while maintaining a fun and non-competitive environment. Self-defense, conflict resolution, anti-bullying techniques, stranger awareness and self-confidence are emphasized. Small and personalized classes help students integrate seamlessly into our new learning environment. Students learn to work well with other children, listen and speak with respect. Focus and concentration skills are developed and improved upon. As children learn these important skills, it enhances other areas of their lives. Many of our students demonstrate improvement at school, and less social problems with friends, classmates and family members. Students will be drilled on how to resolve, handle and stop conflict. Additionally, students begin to understand self-control, courtesy and discipline during this stage of training. In addition to the physical techniques, the student's behavior, attitude, listening skills, and focus will be a factor in testing and promotion to the next levels.

Aikido for Adults: Ages 14 and Up

Our adult program has been proven to reduce stress and improve self-confidence. Students will find a complete system of self-defense consisting of throws, joint-locks, nerve pressure points, grappling and strikes. Specialty courses at the academy such as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Women's Self-Defense are very popular and complement our basic Aikido curriculum. Our Adult classes are conducted in a professional, safe and competition-free environment.

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Teaching Nihon Goshin Aikido (a blend of Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo & Karate) since 1997.

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