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Adult Aikido & Kenjutsu Ages 13 - up
Mondays & Wednesdays
Sat. 10:30am -12:00
Aikido:Learn basic USAF adult Aikido in this exciting class. All levels are welcome from beginners to advanced. As in all Aikido training, it is both mentally and physically challenging as well as non-competitive. Certificates and ranks are awarded upon completion of basic testing requirements.
Thurs. 5:05 - 6:00 pm
Sun. 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Kenjutsu:Kenjutsu is an exciting way to further study a deeper understanding of Aikido principals. Aiki-ken & Aiki-jo practitioners use a bokken (wooden practice sword) or jo (short staff) to develop rhythm, timing, and fluidity as it pertains to Aikido movement and philosophy. Kenjutsu is the traditional art of drawing, cutting, and sheathing with the Japanese Katana. Often referred to as Iaijutsu or Iaido, Kenjutsu has its roots in the ancient traditions of the Samurai. Traditionally intended as Bujutsu (combat effective fighting art), Iaido has evolved into Budo (the spiritual path of the Warrior).
Beginning Adult Kenjutsu Ages 13 - up
Beginning Kenjutsu/Iaido students learn the fundamentals of traditional Japanese swordsmanship, Kenjutsu, with an emphasis on the five basic attitudes of the sword, postures, rudimentary movements, and history. Students will be introduced to the basic equipment and attire of Iaido including hakama (pleated trousers), bokken, and the iaito (non-sharp katana) and saya (scabbard).
Tues. 5:05-6:00 pm
Thur. MSR 5:05-6:00 pm
Little Kids Aikido Ages 6 - 8
Mon & Wed
This course is focused on basic Aikido principals. Ukemi waza, rolling and falling techniques, proper etiquette and Japanese terminology along with high energy training attached to a centered focused mind.
Kids Aikido & Kenjutsu Ages 9 - 13
Tues & Thu
This exciting class is focused on basic Aikido and Kenjutsu principals and techniques. The Aikido part will consist of Ukemi waza, rolling, falling and throwing techniques along with proper Japanese etiquette and terminology. Students will also develop a centered mind and body as they explore the movements of bokken and Iaito and the fundamentals of Kenjutsu.
$100/hour. By arrangement with Sensei.
Private lessons are available to all students. Mills Sensei offers one-on-one and small group instruction in Aikido, Ukemi, Kenjutsu and Aiki weapons.