Shinkondo Aikido dojo runs general classes front 6:30-8:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. General classes are available to anyone from 12 years old and up. General classes are $15 per person, $10 per person for those under 18 and $10 each for family members training together.
We run a children's class on Thursday nights from 6:30-7:30pm. This class is open to 8 to 12 years old. The class is integrated into the regular Thursday night class. Children's class costs $10 per child.
We do not require contracts or prepayment. Our dojo is not run for profit. All fees go to running cost. All of our instructors are volunteers.
We teach Aikido with mind and body coordinated. Mind and body coordination is based on the simple idea that when the mind and body are engaged together on a task you can achieve a better result than you ordinarily would. Through the practice of mind and body coordination you can avoid relying on strength and instead make full use of your natural power in a relaxed and calm way.
We teach mind and body coordination through dedicated exercises, relaxation methods, visualisation, meditation, breathing methods and martial techniques. This leads to a practice of Aikido that does not rely on strength, weight, reach or speed to be effective. In this way our art is suitable for people of all ages, sizes, athletic ability.