Three Rivers Aikido

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Instructors arm students tenshin aikido—the martial art popularized by Sensei Steven Seagal—or teach them yoga and tai chi

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Promotional value expires Jan 9, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Must activate by expiration date on voucher, classes expire 2 months from activation date. New clients only for aikido and kids aikido classes. Must sign waiver. Classes must be used by the same person. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Martial artists sometimes train by breaking bricks and boards and then fighting off a horde of enraged home contractors. Harden your fists with this Groupon.

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  • $20 for 10 yoga or tai chi classes ($100 value)
  • $25 for one month of unlimited yoga, tai chi, aikido, kids aikido, or integrated-martial-arts classes ($130 value)

Russian-born dancer Alyona Komolova teaches yoga classes, and Justin Meehan—38-year martial-arts veteran and president of the Chinese Internal Arts Association—leads tai chi classes. Aikido classes designed by Sensei Freeman utilize joint locks and pressure points for purely defensive strikes and takedowns. Integrative-martial-arts sessions cover dozens of techniques from around the world, including Filipino boxing, muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, and self-defense combat tactics.

Three Rivers Aikido

When Elliot Freeman discovered martial arts as a teenager, his interest knew no bounds. He searched for and attempted to master as many forms as he could find, including kendo, moo duk kwon, and laido. When he heard rumors that the mysterious style known as aikido could grant practitioners the ability to throw people across the room without touching them or secretly attaching their pant legs to a trebuchet, he knew he found what would be the bedrock to his entire career. He eventually studied under acclaimed aikido masters, earned top ratings in the National Karate Assocation and American Karate Association, and formed various programs and dojos. In 1993 Freeman journeyed to St. Louis to study with action-film star Sensei Steven Seagal at his aikido summer camp. Seagal became so impressed with Freeman that he asked him to open a new school in St. Louis. Freeman readily agreed, founding Three Rivers Aikido where he still acts as chief instructor.

Freeman, along with 12 other aikido instructors, welcomes students of all ages to come and train within the 3,500-square-foot dojo. In addition to the martial-arts training offered at the dojo, Alyona Komolova, a former Russian ballerina, offers yoga classes to help students increase flexibility. Justin Meehan, a martial-arts veteran of 38 years, instructs attendees in tai chi, a relaxing flow of prescribed motions that balance body and mind.

Three Rivers Aikido

When Aikido instructor Elliot Freeman discovered martial arts as a teenager, his interest knew no bounds. He searched for and attempted to master as many forms as he could find, including Kendo, Tae Kwando, and sword. When he heard rumors that the mysterious style known as Aikido could grant practitioners the ability to throw people across the room without touching them or secretly attaching their pant legs to a trebuchet, he knew he found what would be the bedrock to his entire career. He eventually studied under acclaimed Aikido masters, earned top ratings in the National Karate Assocation and American Karate Association, and formed various programs and dojos. In 1993 Freeman journeyed to St. Louis to study with action-film star Sensei Steven Seagal at his Aikido summer camp. Seagal became so impressed with Freeman that he asked him to open a new school in St. Louis. Freeman readily agreed, founding Three Rivers Aikido where he still acts as chief instructor alongside many other Master Instructors. Freeman, along with 12 other Aikido instructors, welcomes students of all ages to come and train within the 3,500-square-foot dojo.

In addition to the martial-arts training offered at the dojo, Yoga instructor Alyona Komolova, a former Russian ballerina, offers classes to help students increase flexibility. Tai Chi Instructor Justin Meehan, a martial-arts veteran of 38 years, instructs attendees in tai chi, a relaxing flow of prescribed motions that balance body and mind.

Master Ken O'Neill, who has been practicing martial arts since 1969, and has experience with Aikido, Mauy Thai, Filipino Kali-Escrima, jujustu, Russian Systema, and more.

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Alyona is one of the best yoga instructors out there
Antree M. · March 10, 2013
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