Our Aikido (Way of Harmony) program is part of the U S A Aikido Association directed by Shihan Roger Jarrett and the Chodokai Aikido Association of Canada directed by Hanshi Kevin Blok. Aikido employs the use of projections and immobilizations for self defense and control of an attacker. Most of all, it teaches the calming of chaos in a peaceful manner.
To Learn And Retain The Skills Of The Martial Arts:
- Classes must be attended on a regular basis.
- Self control and discipline must be displayed.
- Student must practice their techniques at home.
- Private lessons available when additional help is needed.
Self Control And Discipline
At USA Martial Arts, we believe that the self control and discipline we teach should be seen in other parts of the student’s life. In order to be considered for rank advancement, a student’s attitude and adherence to our martial arts principles both inside and outside of class is taken into consideration.
All students in the Aikido program are encouraged to participate in our other classes such as Tae Kwon Do /Karate, Judo/Jujitsu and Iaido programs as offered by our Training Centers. Our Weston Center encourages training in Iaido (swordmanship) on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 prior to Aikido and Karate (way of the hand and foot) training on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00.
Rank test fees vary and cover the student’s new belt, certificate of promotion, and other test expenses. Our information sheet entitled EXAMINATIONS provides more details about testing and is found in your manual and is hung on the Dojo wall.
Yearly association dues are required for the U S A Aikido Association as part of the USA Martial Arts Federation. Part of these years dues are returned to support your local dojo and to support the federation in its effort to provide us with the best Martial Arts experience possible,