Welcome to Traditional Aikido in Rockford,
Previous martial arts experience is not required to begin practice..!
Aikido is not competitive. Rather, you'll find it to be quite social and cooperative, where
we work with--and not against each other.
The Aikido journey isn't like ordering fast food. It begins with basic foot
work and techniques done from static encounters. Later, as you progress, movement, distance, and timing become
crucial. Atemi, or distracting strikes, are then introduced, as you learn to relax and focus, moving and
flowing with solid and supple coordination. On the path to mastery you will acquire the ability
to “capture” the thinking of an attacker, as your technique softens and “smooths out”, and takes on
more of a magical quality.
Please visit and join the adventure..!