Aikido Bismarck is committed to the consistent practice and teaching of the art of Iwama-style Aikido -- its techniques, concepts and values -- to children and adults as a life-enriching experience both on and off "the mat".
The school strives to provide a comfortable, positive, yet disciplined learning environment where all participants are trained to help each other and to focus on cooperation as a tool for successful learning.
Aikido is not a sport, but rather a very physical art form with practical results. Aikido is an effective and unique Japanese self-defense & martial art tradition that is steeped in a profound history and in the timeless Eastern values of "budo".
Unlike many other styles of martial arts such as Taekwondo or Karate, Aikido does not attempt to stop or block an incoming attack with an opposing force. Instead, Aikidoists train to blend with the force and direction of an attacker and to then redirect the aggressor in a way that maintains control of the situation in favor of the defender.
In essence, a well trained practitioner uses an attacker's aggressive energy to power their own defensive techniques. This concept of blending and redirecting is also applicable to much of life's confrontations and challenges. Aikido is known as the "Art of Peace." The self defense techniques in Aikido are designed to de-escalate violent confrontations without causing serious bodily harm.
Aikido Bismarck is a friendly, non-competitive, though disciplined and challenging training environment. We seek to promote the advancement of students' proficiency, skill, and ability to train Aikido by using visual, kinesthetic and auditory explanations. Learners may progress at their own rate according to their physical ability, personal goals and time.
All who wish to train are welcome.-- How to get started --
Please come by the dojo (15th and E. Broadway) during scheduled training and observe a complete session.
If possible, please call ahead so we can expect you:
The following forms can be printed and completed ahead of time for convenience: