Martial-Arts Classes at San Tan Aikido Martial Arts (Up to 79% Off)

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In order to receive a black belt, a martial artist must train for years while wearing saggy pants. The journey of a thousand miles begins with this Groupon.

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  • $42 for one month of martial-arts classes ($199 value)
  • $99 for three months of martial-arts classes ($477 value)

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Aikido: Fighting in Harmony

The style of fighting at this martial-arts studio isn't really fighting at all. Read on to learn more about the peaceful philosophy behind aikido.

If trophies and medals are their only goals, then students will gain little from aikido instruction. If they seek greater harmony with the world around them, though, then aikido is their path. Composed of three Japanese characters—ai meaning harmony, ki meaning spirit or energy, and do meaning the way—the word aikido translates to “the way of unifying life energy,” and the martial art embodies this definition. The aikidoist attempts to harmonize with rather than confront an attacker’s movement—in other words, the preservation of the attacker is equally important as one’s own self-defense. The aikidoist learns how to take an aggressive line of force and convert it into a circular motion, applying wristlocks and throws that neutralize attackers without causing them to fall off any dangerous cliffs.

Morihei Ueshiba, known as O-Sensei to his followers, created aikido in the early 20th century as a response to his training in judo, kendo, and jujitsu. He felt spiritual unrest in arts that were based on victory over others and ended up developing a completely different discipline. Aikido training continues to embody O-Sensei’s vision of aikido as a pure martial art. There are no competitive tournaments, so aikido is not considered a sport, and dojos focus on cooperative training rather than endless sparring so that students are able to better themselves without belittling or causing injury to others.

In a Nutshell

Black belt with more than 19 years of experience teaches realistic self-defense techniques in classes focused for kids, teens, and adults.

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by the expiration date on your Groupon, classes expire 1 or 3 months from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Phone call required to set up membership. Valid only for customers who have not visited San Tan Aikido Kokikai Martial Arts in the past 6 months. Must be 8 or older. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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