Cultural Windows

The Aikido Art of Throwing

Style, grace and patience are important parts of the martial art of aikido. When practicing, this art seems like dance as you lead or follow your partner. However, the fluid movements hold the power to throw the unsuspecting. Through an afternoon of practicing with our partner and master of aikido, you will learn the basics of how to defend yourself without the violence of hits, kicks, or weapons. Find how to use your opponent’s own movements and body against them, and watch as they fall to the ground before realizing the predicament they are in.