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Aside from covering your body with pepper and entering the fetal position, the human knows a limited number of self-defense techniques. Today's side deal educates you in the Japanese martial art of aikido with eight classes, a month's worth, at Washington Aiki Kwai for $40. With two classes a week—Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.—you'll work with instructor John Kanetomi to learn to defend yourself while not inflicting pain on your attacker, thus making you a benevolent almost-victim.
Aikido is a 20th-century technique that fuses martial arts with life philosophies. No matter what your level of experience, two weekly classes will progressively teach you basic techniques while connecting you with your spirit, or ki, and providing roughly 45 minutes of weapons practice per session. Learn the skills it takes to attain aikido and refine your lessons until you're ready to face and deflect whatever trouble real-world trouble brewers are waiting to send your way.
Three TeachStreet users give Washington Aiki Kwai instructor John Kanetomi a perfect five stars:
- As a twenty year + student of martial art, I have experienced many different teachers of Aikido. John is one of the few that comprehends, practices, communicates and demonstrates effectively the powerful potential that is innate in the practical application of Aikido arts. Anyone who is yearning to transcend the physical application of a technique and learn how Ki energy is really translated into physical reality should come and train with John. – Robert Hammer
- You get the "whole package" when you train with John. The martial and health benefits are given equal importance. – John Yee
4501 Interlake Ave N #6
Seattle, Washington 98103Get Directions