People come to the martial arts for many reasons: To learn self-defense To build self-confidence For exercise An interest in Japanese, Chinese, or other Eastern cultures To learn how to kick the crap out of other people, etc., etc. Those are all valid reasons, but the only one that really matters is the reason youRead more about What Martial Art Should I Try? A Personal Journey[…]
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[…]
We’ll hold a shinnekai (New Year’s party) on Thursday, Feb. 24, to kick off the new year and celebrate the anniversary of the dojo. Come join us for class at 7, then we’ll wrap up and head over to Red Iguana 2 at 8:30. Or just meet us for the dinner if you can’t makeRead more about Shinnekai, Jan. 24, 2019[…]
Come celebrate the holidays with Aikido of Salt Lake with a bonenkai (year-end party)! When: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. Where: Himalayan Kitchen 360 S State St Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Please RSVP if you are planning to attend, so we can get a count. Happy holidays!
Aikido of Salt Lake encourages you to support Ganshinkan Dojo as they host Cyndy Hayashi Sensei (7th dan) for an Aikido Friendship Seminar at the University of Utah. The seminar will be held October 12–14, 2018, at HPER West Building (Room 106), University of Utah. Pre-registration deadline is Oct. 5. For session times and seminar fees, download theRead more about Aikido Seminar: Cyndy Hayashi Sensei (7th dan)[…]
Jyushinkan Dojo will host James Nakayama Sensei (7th dan) at Utah State University in Logan, Sept. 7-8, 2018. Aikido of Salt Lake encourages you to attend and support this event. The seminar will be held at HPER Physical Ed. Complex, Utah State University, 850 East 700 North, Logan, UT 84321. Pre-registration deadline is Aug. 31, 2018. DownloadRead more about Aikido Seminar: James Nakayama Sensei (7th dan)[…]
Aikido Mountain West will host Molly and Jeramy Hale, August 17-19, 2018, in Salt lake City, Utah. Jeramy focuses on training health, vitality, and lifelong engagement in Aikido. Molly brings a unique perspective training and teaching from a wheelchair. For more details and session times, download the seminar flyer.
Aikido Mountain West will host Michael Friedl Shihan (7th dan), June 8-10, 2018 in Salt lake City, Utah. Friedl Shihan teaches at at Aikido of Ashland (Ashland, Oregon). For session times and details, download the seminar flyer here.
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[…]