Aikido Instructors

John Peng

John Peng

I began studying martial arts as a way to explore the mind-body connection, but I got tired of learning how to hit people. Through Aikido, I experience integrated mind-body metaphors that provide opportunities to improve myself, and through this Ive learned how to improve my relationships with others.

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Mike Ullmann

Mike Ullmann

Aikido is not a martial art, and wasnt intended to be. Instead, its a martial way. Its not a fighting art, although it comes from several. Aikido is about relationships. Its lessons are most valuable off the mat I use it much more as a manager and a partner than when Im in the dojo.

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Christy Purdy

Christy Purdy

When I first joined the dojo, I trained in the early morning because of schedule conflicts with evening class. Now it’s a habit. After all these years, I still don’t like getting up for 6:30 am classes, but I love the way I feel after training at that hour – or any other.

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Nat McCully

Nat McCully

Aikido offers pure spirit and endless pursuit of self-improvement, something that I feel Aikido can give to us all. It is always inspiring, and crosses all cultures.

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