Aikido with Donna Wood

*Please Note*
All specialty classes, both one-on-ones and group lessons, are now offered by request in either an in-person or digital formal. Donna is prepared to deliver safe in-person classes and/or informative virtual lessons to students however they’re most comfortable. This slight change in our scheduling process has come as a result of ongoing public health concerns and developing guidelines.

Aikido is composed of three Japanese words: ai, meaning harmony; ki, spirit or energy; and do, the path, system or way. It is also often translated in full to mean, “the way of unifying (with) life energy” or as “the way of harmonious spirit”. In this way, it is similar to the Feldenkrais Method. Donna has practiced and owns a deep understanding of both connective practices.

Martial arts are usually studied for self-defense and self-improvement. Aikido shares these values and offers a key difference in that practitioners seek to defend themselves without causing injury to their attackers. It is a fluid, peaceful and non-harmful method of martial art, developed in Japan in the 1920s by Morihei Ueshiba.

In this class, Donna unites the two in a dynamic and exciting learning environment. Although no prior martial arts experience is necessary to attend and gain benefit from these combined lessons, specialized and targeted one-on-one training is also available for booking.

For more information: Aikido Association of America