“Aikido is 90% atemi,” O Sensei.
Study the function of atemi (energy strikes) in basic technique. Atemi as technique. Atemi for healing.
Learn how to do real atemi (i.e., not mere attempts at “distraction” that may not work, or worse, could be used against nage), without self-injury. Learn how to receive atemi in full-body contact. Safe drills will be practiced at a pace that avoids injury.
Morning Session: 10 am-Noon; Afternoon Session: 2-4:30 pm