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Yoshinkan Aikido at YMCA

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 10550 Harbor Hill Dr Gig Harbor WA 98332  See map

The Gig Harbor Family YMCA now offers a weekly Yoshinkan style Aikido class. Yoshinkan Aikido is the style of Aikido most noted forretaining its martial effectiveness. It is one of the martial arts taught to the Tokyo Riot Police, as documented in the book "Angry White Pajamas." Yoshinkan Aikido emphasizes effectiveness of techniques for defense, and standardization of techniques for teaching purposes. Brian Boon will teach the class in a traditional manner, including bowing, use of Japanese terminology, and a strong emphasis on proper execution of techniques.

Brian June 25, 2011 at 02:31 PM
Check out our new Facebook page! I've posted a video of me and a couple of students performing techniques. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yoshinkan-Aikido/207712579270425
Akiko Oda June 25, 2011 at 04:26 PM
Thanks for sharing, Brian! Great video and congrats on the success!
A Human Factor July 05, 2011 at 02:19 PM
I'm planning on joining in Sept. I tried to join a few months ago but the late class times was difficult for me. I'm making it a priority this fall. I can't wait!!
Brian October 26, 2011 at 04:08 PM
Yesterday's class was dedicated to an intensive study of sankajo. We first studied the basic technique, then focused on more advanced techniques that can be applied from the basic technique. List of techniques: shomen uchi sankajo osae (1) shomen uchi sankajo nage shomen uchi sankajo renko

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