The Concept of Aiki
Aiki, the guiding principle behind our Aiki Jujutsu classes, is a unique concept in martial arts. Unlike most styles, in Aiki Jujutsu we blend with the attacker's energy and redirect them into various locks or throws to subdue them with minimal effort. Let's explore the concept behind aiki.
If you look at the kanji for aiki, you'll notice two distinct characters. The first (ai) one symbolizes union and harmony, and it's shaped like a house which is the ultimate symbol of union (family). The second character (ki) represents energy. It's made to look like a tea pot boiling, with the steam as a visual reminder of the energy being released. Together, the two characters mean harmony with energy or blended energy.
Aiki Jujutsu, the parent art to Aikido, uses this concept of blended energy to use the attacker's energy and aggression against them. By using non-resistance techniques and natural body movements, the attacker is easily redirected and subdued. This allows even the small and weak to defend themselves regardless of their attacker's size.
Ninja Night - Parent's Night Out
Parents, who works harder than you? Now it's our job to return the favor. On Friday, March 23rd we will be hosting our fourth semi-annual Ninja Night.
At 7:00PM you can drop your children off and we'll do the rest. We will be supplying Pizza and juice, having karate class and playing indoor games and activities. Have them bring a sleeping bag and feel confident in their safety while you enjoy a night out, or maybe a peaceful night in. Pick up is at 9AM.
We are only accepting 20 children, so please register ASAP. We do this to have a proper chaperone ratio of 1:4 to ensure safety. For more information, see Sensei Bret.
Congratulations to all students who tested this morning. Everyone did great and made Sensei Bret very proud to be your instructor.
The results of the test are:
Bronsyn LoDrago - promoted to Orange Belt
Bryant LoDrago - promoted to Orange Belt
Michael Velasquez - promoted to Orange Belt
Raul Cartegena - promoted to Orange Belt
Lucia Cartegena - promoted to Orange Belt
Daniel Diaz - promoted to Orange Belt
Owen Miller - promoted to Yellow Belt
Please join me in welcoming these kids to the next step on their journey to Black Belt. Keep up the good work and we'll see you on the mat.
Mother's Day Breakfast
On Sunday, May 11th, join us in celebrating Mother’s Day with a FREE Continental Breakfast!
As our way of saying "Thank you" to Moms everywhere, sit back and let your children serve you from a selection of bagels, pastries and fruit. Breakfast will start at 9:30AM and run until 11:00AM. Sign up today to reserve your spot!