Four, Six, or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Old City Aikido (Up to 72% Off)

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Aikido classes for all skill levels are taught by world-class instructors, including a sensei with a seventh-degree black belt

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  • $49 for four weeks of unlimited martial-arts classes with uniform ($145 value)
  • $59 for six weeks of unlimited martial-arts classes with uniform ($195 value)
  • $69 for eight weeks of unlimited martial-arts classes with uniform ($245 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.

Customer Reviews

The Dojo and sensei are incredible. Sensei meets students at the level they are and helps each student progress individually and within the group. More experienced students help new students learn. The environment encourages a practice students respecting, encouraging and helping each other.
Kathy M. · March 21, 2017
My son was truly excited for his 1st class, and can't wait to go back. The sempei Jason and his team rock!
Tunisia G. · May 31, 2016
One of the best aikido schools in Philadelphia A great place to train & great instructors
Philip S. · November 25, 2015
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    Center City East

    722 Market St

    Philadelphia, PA 19106

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