The purpose of the CSM Aikido Club is to create a prosocial environment for CSM students to learn self-defense, promote health and fitness, build confidence, and better themselves. Classes emphasize strong fundamentals, technical precision, fluid movement, and body preservation skills. The club is free to all CSM students, with some supporting members from the extended CSM community.
Colorado School of Mines Aikido Club
David Ruttinger has been training in Aikido since 2004. He trained in several dojo before settling at Aikido Shobukan Dojo in his hometown of Washington DC. In 2013 David moved to Colorado, and in fall of 2017 he started the Colorado School of Mines Aikido Club. In addition to having experience in aikido, David has rank in Judo, and teaches Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin Ryu jujutsu and kenjutsu.
Spring 2020 Schedule Taijutsu Student Rec Center, McNeil Room Sundays 11:00am to 12:45pm; Weapons (Bokken) - Please confirm with instructor before coming - Student Rec Center, Schramm Room Wednesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm; Schedule variations: 1/12, 3/1: Class in Schramm; 2/21-2/23: Aikido for Tomorrow event at Boulder Aikikai (no regular class 2/23); No class 2/2 (Career Day), 3/22-3/29 (Spring Break), 4/15 (Space booked), 4/19 (?)