Intent: This course is designed to introduce a prospective student to the basic characteristics of Icho Ryu Aiki-Budo training and prepare them to enter traditional class much better prepared than they would otherwise. Secondarily, it is intended as a way to offer a different view of “Aiki” than is seen in other arts and study groups. While there are many similarities with other arts and practices, it is our belief that the training and environment of Icho-Ryu is unique. It is our hope that offering a different but similar perspective will help clarify the home art of any student who attends this series. This series is not meant as indoctrination into Icho-Ryu and does not require any further commitment on behalf of those attending. We have found great moments of insight into our own art(s) by travelling outside of our own dojo and training with other generous teachers. It is our hope that this course could offer that same experience to other students.
Audience: Any interested student. The specifics and nature of class will depend greatly on the skills and experience of those students in attendance, but we are confident in the general content and potential benefit of this course regardless of background or experience.