Visitors are invited to watch any class.
Tenzan Aikido Test Requirements
Aikido for Teens
ages 12 and up
(ages 10-11 with instructor permission)
This class is geared towards the physical development and maturity level of teenagers. In this fun-filled class, participants do in-depth training in aikido. Students will learn physical fitness, self-defense, personal empowerment, and clear communication skills in an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie. Basic yoga poses will be taught as a warm-up for flexibility, strength, and balance. Some jiu-jitsu will be included in the practice to enhance self-defense and for overall coordination. The class is open to beginners through advanced level students.
Aikido for Beginners
An on-going, introductory class for men and women with Bruce Bookman.
Aikido is a dynamic, peaceful martial art that cultivates power, grace,
and total fitness. It encourages compassion in our interaction with others.
The meditative aspect of aikido helps you to increase your vitality and
focus Hundreds of men and women have been introduced to aikido through
All Levels Class
Techniques that can be practiced at various skill levels are emphasized.
This class provides a good workout and the repetition necessary to continue
progress in aikido.
Students of all levels are given an opportunity to do self-directed
practice under the guidance of an instructor. Members may practice anything
and questions will be answered by the instructor.
A challenging workout using rigorous training to forge body, mind, and
spirit. Students are exposed to a vast array of techniques and training
including boken (sword) and jo (staff ) practice. The sensitive yet intense
nature of this class helps practitioners capture the essence of aikido.
Prerequisite - 4th Kyu and/or permission from Bookman Sensei.
This weekly class offers students basic training in boken (wooden
sword) and jo (staff ). Techniques taught correlate to aikido hand-to-hand
and help practitioners project their energy.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a style of grappling that offers very effective self-defense skills and develops the practitioner’s fluidity and athleticism. Bookman Sensei has studied BJJ for 15 years and is excited about offering more classes at Tenzan Aikido. The emphasis of these classes will be mostly on each person getting a solid foundation in BJJ rather than preparing for competitions. Bookman Sensei brings his years of experience teaching aikido to the way he teaches BJJ. The class will be conducted in a light hearted, informal environment where everyone one can learn at their own pace regardless of experience level. This class is great supplemental training to aikido.
Tenzan Aikido | 7700 Aurora Ave N | Seattle, WA 98103 | (206) 525-4032 | email@example.com