This class offers a dynamic environment where students of different skill levels come together to practice Aikido. Newer students have the opportunity to learn from their more experienced peers. Aikido is taught through cooperative exercises, with students taking turns as both attackers and defenders. The key to learning is repetition, and all students are encouraged to dedicate themselves to ample practice. Progress is individualized, allowing each student to learn at their own pace. The primary focus is personal growth, as you are only competing against yourself. Regular Aikido training yields numerous benefits, such as enhanced physical and mental well-being, as well as increased self-confidence through continuous self-challenge. The core principles of Aikido revolve around cultivating calmness and stability, forming the fundamental basis for effective martial arts techniques.