We offer the following martial arts classes at Naka Ima:
Aikido is a self-defensive and non-competitive martial art that can be practiced by kids and adults of all ages. In addition to developing self-confidence and staying active, children learn to work together leading to greater respect for each other. For adults, participants not only get a full body workout that results in overall fitness, additional benefits include stress relief, increased flexibility, stamina and strength. It is an excellent way to improve your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. At Naka Ima, we offer Aikido classes to anyone from 10 years old and up.
The fundamental principle behind Aikido is the harmonization of energy, which is why Aikido is practiced with a partner. By blending with your partner’s attack, you can safely redirect their force, resulting in a throw or pin. With a focus on developing your centre and awareness, Aikido can help provide you with the means to peacefully resolve conflict and avoid violence. It is also a great way to reduce stress, keep fit and stay healthy.
The Naka Ima Karate Club offers Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate to men and women of all ages. Traditional karate is a means to character development attainable through hard training and sweat. This is achieved through the five guiding principles of character, sincerity, effort, etiquette, and self-control. These principles guide the karate-ka along the path to the art of karate-do. Karate is also an excellent form of physical education and fitness that promotes a balance between academic and physical education.