to Beach Cities Aikido"
Marital Arts - Self Defense
"Your spirit is the true shield"...Morihei Ueshiba
Instructor: Sensei Steven Wasserman
Aikido Association of America
on the art and philosophy of “Aikido” self defense. This Japanese martial
art translates to mean “the way of harmonizing the spirit.” Students will learn the basic principles of
falling, rolling and defense techniques against punches, strikes, kicks, knife attacks, control and
blending with your opponent, mat safety and self-defense awareness. Instruction
is focused towards both the basic principles of Aikido and their applications in technique. Emphasis is on learning timing, natural movement and connection with your
training partner and not on overall strength, speed or aggression. Aikido is not a sport and there
are no competitive tournaments. Students work cooperatively with partners to master complex physical techniques, taking turns
throwing and falling. Increased stamina, flexibility, confidence, discipline, reaction timing, and muscle development occur naturally
as a result of Aikido training.
Our dojo consists of beginners, long time students alike, and adults only (see
Dojo Schedule & Fees). Our dojo philosophy is that we train in the spirit of supporting one another's learning and
growth. At BCA, we insure a high standard of safety at
all times and provides a solid foundation in the basic fundamentals of aikido technique and etiquette.
Beach Cities Aikido serves Orange County, Long Beach, Rossmoor, and surrounding communities.
Cities Aikido has open enrollment. Beginning students can join at any time. It is recommended that prospective students observe
at least one class before joining. When observing a class, please talk to members, ask questions and get to know the dojo.
Any physical condition that you feel may be a problem should be discussed with the instructor, but the student must
have the ability to fall and roll at a moderate pace. All new students, no matter if a beginner or belt ranked by another dojo,
are only allowed to participate at the Beach Cities Aikido at the discretion of the instructor.
land and all its shores are my dojo”.....author unknown...... "Welcome to Beach Cities Aikido"
This is an example of our Aikido
training and what you will learn...