Our Adult classes are open to people 14 years of age and up. Classes are a mixture of all experience and rank levels. The majority of Aikido practice is performed in pairs or small groups, and at the Milwaukee Shobukan dojo we generally change up the partners and groups a few times per class. This gives everyone a chance to work together and experience the various feedback from working with different body types.
Classes are 90 minute sessions, three days each week. Each week classes focus on kihon waza, or “fundamental techniques”, and exploration which includes a closer look at technique variations, intensity, and flow.
Classes may include empty hand techniques, ukemi (receiving and falling from techinque) practice, and weapons work.
Weapons work in Aikido primarily focuses on sword (bokken), jo(staff), and tanto (knife).
Classes can also include more free form expression of Aikido, techniques brought back from seminars, and higher level Aiki concepts from Shihan (master) level instructors.
The schedule for adult classes is:
~ Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
~ Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:30am.