Free Aikido classes offered this month
In the month of July, Blue Lake Aikido is offering free Aikido classes for adults and children. Children ages 6 to 13 and adults of all ages are invited to participate in a basic self-protection class.
Participants will practice how to become more aware of their surroundings, getting to the ground safely, using their voices, and a basic self-protection technique, sumiotoshi. There will be an emphasis on applying the lessons to real life situations — at school, at work and at home.
Children are invited to come from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and adults from 6 to 6:45 p.m. July 11. Everyone should wear loose clothing. Each class will be followed by a short question and answer period. Observers are welcome and parents are encouraged to watch. For more information or to make a reservation call (530) 544-0202 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aikido is an ethical philosophy based on the practical application of non-violence. The physical techniques are based not on power, but on natural movements and the fluid movement of energy from one’s center. Through Aikido one will learn to move with total freedom, unrestrained by strict forms. Grace comes in the form of flowing movements. Power comes from the confidence of knowing that one is safe.
The directors of Blue Lake Aikido are the husband and wife team of Jen and Mark Dulyanai. They are full-time Aikido instructors and both hold the rank of second degree black belt.