Equipment: Iwama and Nishio Styles Aikido. Both recognized by Hombu Aikikai.
Students should bring: Waterbottle or cup. Wear loose clothes covering knees and shoulders.
Average class length: 40-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Listen and watch closely and copy as precisely as possible.
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