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Cultivating calm, building confidence, nurturing community


Supple movement and vital energy in body and mind


Powerful, non-aggressive skills for facing the possibility of violence

AIKIDO ("the way of blending with energy") is a defensive martial art that uses fluid, circular movements to blend with the motion of an attack and redirect that motion into dynamic throws or immobilizing pins. The art also utilizes mindful breathing, relaxation, centering, and proper body alignment.

Aikido is a thoughtful art in that it does not cultivate aggression in order to counter aggression, and it continually reveals new and interesting things to practitioners. It is also a vigorous art. Aikido takes body, mind, and spirit beyond their ordinary boundaries into a new level of vitality.

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Aikido of Amherst is an affirming and open community. We welcome students of any national origin, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and socioeconomic status. We strive to provide a positive environment that is safe, friendly, and focused on the learning and development of all students. We expect students and visitors to comport themselves in ways that acknowledge the inherent dignity of all persons.

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