This valentine’s day weekend, try an Aikido class with your Sweetie, for free!

Valentines day is coming up, and why not forgo the usual dinner and a movie and discover something new together?  Make the most of the weekend by warming up during Aikido class!  This way, you have a partner to practice with, and you can also work out and learn to defend yourself at the same time!  Aikido is all about practicality and efficiency of movement, but it is also a lot of fun!  Once both of you decide to join, enjoy our Couples membership, at only $120.00 for the two of you.  This could be the start of something wonderful!

Details:

Monday & Wednesday 6:30pm

Saturday 9:30am

Tuesday and Thursday 7:30pm

Click on the day you want to reserve your class.  No payment required!

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FREE! Kid and Family Class Feb 1

Take advantage of this special opportunity to enjoy a FREE Aikido class with your loved ones!  This class offers Aikido instruction, with is great to build mental acuity as well as physical coordination — and– protect oneself and one’s loved ones from attack!  Smaller people do very well in Aikido class since it does not rely on physical strength.  Aikido can build confidence and it is also a lot of fun!

Details:

February 1, 2016 at 5:15

33 Harrison Ave, 7th Floor Boston MA

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New Beginner Course starts this week!

Will you be checking off an item on your Bucket List or find a new and improved way of life this week?

 

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You don’t know if you don’t try, so why not start learning Aikido as soon as tomorrow?  Our class is both conveniently located near most majot T lines and is affordable.  Try a free class as the first beginner class and you’ll surely want to continue learning Aikido!

Not only is Aikido extremely cool, but you can grow internally as well!  Did you know that in Aikido class you can become stronger even as you grow older?  Find out how! You know how much time and thought you put into your retirement savings.  Well, don’t you want to be strong and powerful on the inside too by the time you get to spend all that money?  Instead of  saying “I was great” you can say “I am great”

No matter how old you are you can still learn Aikido. And you won’t have to head to the rocking chair when you are a senior citizen!

And you can even get a black belt!  In one class you’ll learn some easy self defense moves that can help you feel more in control in life!

I’ll see you on the mat!

 

Location:  33 Harrison Ave. 7th Floor

Included:  Uniform, Beginner’s Workbook and Student Manual

6 Weeks of Unlimited Training -5 Classes per week!

Beginner Course held Tuesday, Thursday and (optionall) Saturday

 

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New Saturday morning Aikido class off to a great start!

Last Saturday morning, some students rose and showed up for a new Saturday morning Aikido class led by Kasia Michaels, Sensei.  The class starts at 9:30am, which is the perfect time for those who want to start off the weekend on the right foot or feet!  Antonia, who was in the class, says simply “we had fun.”

What is Aikido?  Aikido is somewhat like Yoga, but more fun!  Aikido is not like many other martial arts you may be thinking of such as Karate that focuses primarily on attacks.  Aikidoists generally do not attack unless attacked! Aikido is more defensive in nature.  Aikido is a mental as well as physical art.  Think of it as fitness for your mind as well as your body!

As a woman, Antonia feels vulnerable and states she feels that the exercise  and the self- defense moves she learns will help keep her safe in many situations, and builds her confidence.  Why not come see us next Saturday at 9:30 AM at 33 Huntington Ave in Boston’s Chinatown on the sunny 7th Floor for a free trial beginner class?  You’ll be glad you did!

contact the Sensei at info@kokikaiboston.com for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

I personally recommend This Dojo!

I had the pleasure in 2011 of finding this place and emailed sensei heather for the trial class. I had the pleasure in 2011 of finding this place and emailed sensei heather for the trial class.
I came in and all i truthfully wanted was to learn how to fight off an opponent.
After my first class, I wanted more, I was to no surprise as I have always been athletic, a natural. Although, I’d get frustrated when I couldn’t put the Japanese term into the techniques, I came every class until I had a pressure point injury with learning a new technique. Now, as Ive read previous reviews on how someone was injured and didn’t recommend this dojo. I find it very difficult to believe that learning a new sport especially marital arts that you would never experience any form of muscle pain and or injury especially if you’ve been sedentary for awhile. I definitely had a few nights and mornings where muscles I haven’t used in years were aching. Its called conditioning. As once an elite cheerleader with any new technique no matter how much instruction there is always a chance to be injured.
Once I had my issue resolved I returned for a few classes and was happy to be back. Only due to a work schedule I couldn’t come as often. This year I have experienced other non dojo related medical issues and haven’t been able to attend.
Once im back to health I will without a doubt be back with this dojo. I personally recommend this dojo. Not only did I learn alot of self defense, I learned how to be calm in any situation, my entire life has changed with having practiced the ki principles in daily living.
Miss everyone, and im terribly sorry for terrys loss he was a wonderful man and very oatient with teaching me new techniques he will be dearly missed.
P.S. – sensei heather is very personable she even after months of me not being able to come still emails me. Where else would you find a sensei like this.

Robyn Z.

Boston, MA

Last Night’s Class

I was surprised to look at my photos and see that a young student of mine was taking photos with my iPhone last night, as I was demonstrating the Bokken Kata using a Jo because I only had four Bokkens!

What our students are saying…

It is extremely important to be able to defend oneself in a world filled with violence, instead of being a victim or a vulnerable passive watcher. I got interested in Kokikai Aikido because it looked as if the aikidoka was throwing the opponents so effortlessly, as if using only his mind to repulse the attack.

I joined the Boston Kokikai Aikido dojo, which provided me with an excellent experience, and being part of it brings me honor. Sensei Heather Randolph is a wonderful and patient teacher as well as a beautiful woman. She is my first female role model who taught me how to combine power with femininity, how to “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”.

In Kokikai Aikido I have met a lot of very gifted, cultured, disciplined and witty people. Practicing with them brings me great satisfaction, motivates me, and develops my Aikido skills. Kokikai Aikido has also influenced how I interact with other people, as I quickly understood that while working with other aikidokas it is important to be involved and supportive, to be able to help them progress in their practice, and to rejoice in their success.

Kokikai Aikido bridges differences between people and is beneficial to everyone. It is the most idealistic form of martial arts, which believes that peace and common good can be achieved without counter-violence. It respects everyone, and recognizes the dignity of life while condemning harm to other people, which can bring only destruction and casualties. Kokikai Aikido can be practiced by people of different races, backgrounds, gender and body types without exclusion. Sensei Shuji Maruyama, a septuagenarian who weighs only 135 lbs (and is very handsome, by the way) often reminds us that real power does not lie in muscles, but rather in the technique and in the Ki Power. Watching and listening to Sensei Maruyama eliminates any doubts that Kokikai Aikido is extremely powerful, and that “minimum effort” is able to result in “maximum effect”.

Kokikai Aikido helped me to develop strength of character, and taught me self-discipline. I discovered that even if I feel tired before the training, by the end of the class I always feel great. Aikido brings me a delightful joy, counteracts pessimism, strengthens my health, and prevents me from gaining excessive weight (no matter how much I eat after practice!). Kokikai Aikido has allowed me to feel confident and relaxed when faced with daily challenges. It has shaped how I approach problems, by controlling the situation, and continuously moving forward.

Aikido is much like science; the more you learn, the more you realize how little you know. It is a never-ending journey which teaches us humility.