See below for our Kids Weapons Workshop course.Register now for our Women's Self-Defense Class
The Women's Self-Defense course at Woburn Aikikai is designed to help women identify dangerous situations and provide practical, effective techniques for managing confrontations.
The martial art of Aikido specifically deals in non-confrontational resolutions, and this philosophy is at the heart of the WSD class. A smaller person cannot overpower someone larger and stronger, and it is both futile and dangerous for her to try. This class teaches techniques to shift that balance long enough to avoid danger. The goal is not to win, but to escape unharmed. The techniques taught employ the principles of Aikido, while also incorporating more direct modes of striking and escape.
The course consists of one, two-hour session that will cover a range of topics. There will be a discussion, a fairly rigorous warm up, and an application of techniques. If you are interested in information on the Women's Self Defense classes, please call or email the dojo, or sign up here through our paypal account. Please Register early to reserve your space.
Class details: This an ongoing class offered several times per year. Please call the dojo for upcoming dates.
In this workshop we will work on basic weapons practice for kids ages 7 - 12. The point to weapons work is to focus on concentration skills and small motor control. It's also a fun way to reinforce Aikido principles of non-confrontation, and to introduce these principles to newcomers.
The children will learn some basics movements with the practice sword, and one paired technique. For kids who have some experience, they will learn a few additional techniques. Each child will need to have a Shinai (bamboo Kendo sword) for the class for sale at the dojo. Please call to find out the specifications for your child. See future workshops for the use of the Jo (staff). Please call or email the dojo if you would like more information on the Kid's Weapons Workshop or sign up here through our paypal account.You can pay for the course online, or bring a cash or check to the school.
Class details: Please call the dojo for upcoming dates.
The boxer's workout is one of the toughest in sports and a great way to get into shape. With a focus on strength and conditioning, boxing offers a unique and motivating alternative to the standard gym workout.
Intro to Boxing is a 6 week course that will meet twice per week for 90 minutes. Class will include stretching designed to increase flexibility and prevent injury, followed by circuit training exercises designed to enhance coordination, strength and agility.
Students will learn basic boxing technique including stance, punches, and defense. Students will learn shadow boxing and how to hit the focus mitts, heavy bag, and double-end bag. You will be eligible for controlled sparing only after mastering proper stance, punches, defense and conditioning.
Please contact the dojo if you are interested in future boxing classes.