Compared to the many other martial arts practiced in Utah, Aikido isn’t very well known. Karate and its variants were made popular in the 80s by The Karate Kid and the flood of action movies with stars like Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rose in the public attention with the rise ofRead more about Aikido in Pop Culture[…]
Ganshinkan Dojo will host Cyndy Hayashi Sensei (7th dan) on May 18 to 20, 2018 at the University of Utah. Hayashi Sensei teaches at Aikido West in Redwood City, CA. For session times and details, download the seminar flyer here.
One of the most elusive and difficult concepts for westerners to understand is the Japanese concept of ‘ki’ (気). For Aikido practitioners, ki is usually translated as ‘energy.’ In it’s simplest form, it’s the kinetic energy that an Aikidoist takes from an attacker and redirects to perform a throw or take the aggressor to theRead more about How the ‘Ki’ of Aikido Can Help You Face Life’s Challenges[…]
The world can be a pretty scary place, and it’s a good idea to learn how to defend yourself. We’re constantly hearing in the media about the latest mass shooting or terrorist attack. So it’s a natural reaction to ask yourself, “What would I do if I were in that situation?” Of course, these incidentsRead more about How to Be Prepared for Anything[…]
One of the many benefits of training Aikido is that it can build and strengthen team relationships and teach effective conflict resolution. Aikido is known as the Way of Harmony for good reason: it teaches you how to harmonize with yourself, others, and the world around you. Although this is a very lofty goal, founderRead more about Aikido Training for Team Development[…]
Aikido of Salt Lake encourages you to support Aikido Mountain West as they host Kayla Feder Sensei (6th dan). The seminar will be held April 20-22, 2018, at Aikido Mountain West, 370 W Ironwood Dr, Salt Lake City. For session times and details, download the seminar flyer here.
Aikido of Salt Lake invites you to join us a for a Shinnenkai on Saturday, January 13, 2018, to celebrate the beginning of the new year. Everyone is welcome whether you are currently training with us or not. The Shinnenkai will be held at 7 p.m. at: Himalayan Kitchen 360 S State St Salt LakeRead more about 2018 Shinnenkai, Saturday, Jan. 13[…]
In this 4-Hour workshop, you will: Learn powerful strikes that work against a stronger opponent Practice defensive moves and escape tactics Gain actual experience defending yourself against an attack in a safe environment This is a high-intensity workshop. Our goal is to prepare you to protect yourself against a real-life attack before it happens. Expect to be challenged.Read more about Self-Defense for Women Workshop, Nov. 18, 2017[…]
3rd International Seminar, November 17-19, 2017 With Roberto Maruyama Sensei, Aikikai 7th Dan Aikido of Salt Lake is pleased to invite you to the 3rd International Seminar with Roberto Nobuhiko Maruyama Sensei (7th dan) of São Paulo, Brazil, Nov. 17-19, 2017. He will be accompanied by two 4th dan, two 3rd dan, and two 2ndRead more about International Seminar with Maruyama Sensei, Nov. 17-19, 2017[…]
Aikido of Salt Lake encourages you to support Aikido Mountain West as they host Michelle Simone Sensei (4th dan). The seminar will be held November 10-12, 2017, at Aikido Mountain West, 370 W Ironwood Dr, Salt Lake City.