Aiki-Modified (AiM)
A Low-Impact Gateway to Aikido

AiM is a new low impact training program at ASBK that provides an opportunity for students to experience Aikido without the requirement to be thrown or pinned. Aim is designed for persons with physical or other concerns, yet instruction will embrace students across a wide range of abilities. The AiM program exposes students to Aikido’s key principles through the study of:

Genkido - which includes breathing, balance, and moving with mind-body coordination

Aikido - through the application of modified Aikido techniques

Jodo - the use of the wooden staff for self-defense

With the concept of agatsu* firmly in mind, AiM emphasizes what you can do rather than what you cannot.

* “Victory over self rather than over others.” —O Sensei, Founder of Aikido

AiM classes will include:

Individual & paired exercises focusing on:

  • Breathing
  • Balance
  • Centering
  • Posture
  • Gaze
  • Blending energy

Partner practice with simulated attacks and emphasis on:

  • Perception/Awareness
  • Timing
  • Spacing
  • Effortless, flowing movement

Conditioning to develop:

  • Flexibility
  • Body self-awareness
  • Fluidity
  • Resilience

What happens if I DO lose my balance?

  • Controlling descent
  • Tips on falling safely

Basics of the wooden staff (jo)

Schedule:

The AiM Program entails monthly enrollment which begins September 2019.
Classes may be joined at any time.

Thursday 12:00pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday 9:15 am – 10:15 am

AiM participants are also invited to join our traditional basics Aikido class on Monday nights
from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. For those interested in introductory ukemi (falling skills), you may
attend special classes 5:30-6:00 pm on Mondays.

Cost:

$60.00 for the first month.
$65.00/month thereafter

Logistics:
Please arrive 20 minutes before the start of class. If you have a practice gi, bring it along; if not,
wear loose fitting clothing suitable for exercise.

AiM Instructors:

Nick Wechselberger
Rebecca Ray

For questions or additional information, please contact:
Nick Sensei: nwechselberger@gmail.com   •    505-234-0930
or
Rebecca Sensei: desertdoublereeds@yahoo.com    •    505-274-2647

 


   
 
10500 Candelaria, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112     505-262-9383