Hurricane Harvey

Friends and Family,

We have weathered the storm, but the aftermath has just begun. We are sure many of you have either been directly affected or know someone who has. Well, we are here to do what a family does; pull together in a time of need. If you are in need or know someone that is, please let us know so that we can assist in any way possible.

In addition, we are also seeking contributions that will be used specifically for the relief efforts for those in our immediate area. If you able and/or know anyone (including business and corporations) that would like to contribute, please let us know. We are a non-profit organization, so everything donated is tax deductible and every contribution will be used for aid of those impacted by Harvey.

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Again, please let us know if we can do anything to help in this time of crisis.

HHR/Woodlands Aikido Center.

Facebook Special Offer.

fb

“CONGRATULATIONS!” and thank you for your family’s interest in Aikido Center! Let’s get started: For a limited time, you can invite a second family member to learn Aikido together for the price of only one member. Let’s do the math! One full time Adult = $125 per month. Two would be $200.00 “But not in this case!”  Continue reading

Ukemi

6

While we continue covering structure and foundation, we are expanding to include mae ukemi (forward rolls) and ushiro ukemi (backward rolls). With each of these ukemi (literally meaning to fall away from harm), we want to ensure that we are rolling across the sholders. When we do this, by turning our bodies to allow a “blading”, we are able to utilize our shoulders to roll and protect our spine, head and neck.  In addition to the ukemi practice, we will be working on defense from a multitude of grasps Continue reading

Rock-Solid Kids

9

Aikido teaches students to defend themselves by not fighting. Instead of using potentially crippling kicks or punches, students of aikido learn to apply various wrist locks, arm pins and throws. These neutralize attacks without serious injury to the attacker. Aikido is ideal for children because the techniques do not depend on superior size or strength. Girls and boys can practice together and participate equally in training. Continue reading