Aikido: The Art of Peace

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that teaches students to redirect aggression through utilizing an attackers’ own movement and energy. Training in blending, posture, centering, and balance helps develop non-confrontational but effective martial techniques in conflict resolution. Aikido promotes protection of one’s self and others through principles of respect, harmony, cooperation and physical training. A serious martial discipline, Aikido is designed to promote personal growth & integration as well as developing a strong & harmonious spirit through both physical & mental training in martial technique

Aikido Bushin

"There is a progression from bu-jutsu (martial techniques) to budo (martial way)to bushin (martial spirit). The techniques (jutsu) themselves are vehicles that allow the practitioner to approach the two higher levels of ethical behavior and spiritual insight."

- John Stevens from his book 'Budo Secrets'

Sensei Gene Nelson:

A fourth degree black belt, Sensei Nelson has been studying Aikido for over 40 years and instructs the majority of the classes.

Instructors email link: greenhillsearth@gmail.com

Aikido Bushin Dojo phone number: (509) 484-0978

In my Aikido, there are no opponents, no enemies. I do not want to overwhelm everyone with brute strength, nor do I want to smash every challenger to the ground. In true Budo, there are no opponents, no enemies. In true Budo we seek to be one with all things, to return to the heart of creation. The purpose of Aikido training is not to make you simply stronger or tougher than others; it is to make you a warrior for world peace. This is our mission in Aikido.

– Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido

 

Training Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:30-7:30 PM Basics
Integrity Martial Arts
6:30-7:30 PM Basics
Integrity Martial Arts
6:30-8:00 PM
9:00-10:30 AM
7:30-9:00PM
7:30-9:00PM
10:30-12:00 Basics

His sword raised to the attack
The enemy flies at the man he thinks before him
But from the very start
I was standing behind him
~ O Sensei.