St. Paul >Adult and Continuing Education > Twin Cities Aikido Ctr
2390 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN | Directions 5511444.963907 -93.197930
Neighborhoods: St. Anthony Park, South St. Anthony
Best in the Region! – In modern times, the martial art of Aikido best protects its practitioners, by keeping them mentally and physically strong for a lifetime. Practicing Aikido will provide you with a vigorous aerobic workout in a friendly, family atmosphere that will engage your mind, develop your body, and may save your life someday.
Aikido is a martial art derived from the principles and techniques used by samurai warriors on medieval Japanese battlefields. Today, practitioners of Aikido train their bodies, minds, and spirits to move their bodies in relaxed and unified action. This allows practitioners to harness the force necessary to throw and control much larger and stronger opponents.
In sharp contrast to the kicking, punching and yelling that is stereotypically associated with other martial arts, the seemingly soft, spherical, even ?dance-like? unified movements of Aikido allow one to first disrupt and redirect the energy of an attack, take the attacker?s balance, and finally render the opponent helpless with a range of joint-locks and throws.
Japanese professional athletes frequently cross-train in Aikido in order to enhance their performance while also improving the efficiency and efficacy of their body movements.
The Twin Cities Aikido Center (TCAC Dojo), a United States Aikido Federation member, was established in 1976, and is one of the oldest and largest Aikido schools in the Midwest. We?ve trained in Aikido as a family in many different cities and countries, but have been members of the TCAC for over a decade. For a broader perspective, I recommend the following YouTube documentary segment: youtu.be/VvGh5KkP7_0
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