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    Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido

    Crayons, markers, and paints a little too tame for ya? Take your art materials to the next level, and learn Muso Shinden-Ryu, the mystical art of sword-drawing! Under the tutelage of Chief Instructor Vu X. Ha Sensi, you will learn this gorgeous flowing art form that turns the sword and your body into beautiful art tools, using the space around you as your canvas. Muso Shinden Ryu was founded by Nakayama Hakudo in 1932, and has been giving its practitioners tangible benefits ever since. It’s a little bit like dance, a little bit like combat, and will get you in great shape. Plus, it leaves you feeling good about yourself. So what are you waiting for? Go create something beautiful!
    Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido

    54 Hyde Park Ave, Boston

    • Learn the art of Muso Shinden Ryuo Iaido, a beautiful, flowing sword-dance
    • Make the world your canvas as you move with poetic grace
    • Get in a great, low-stress workout that will leave your body replenished and energized
    • Make new friends in a welcoming environment filled with peace and serenity
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    Introductory Self-Defense

    Want to learn martial arts and self-defense, but don’t know which discipline to pursue? This beginner martial arts program will give you an overview and introduction into self-defense, as well as introduce you to eye-opening lessons in mindfulness. Enjoy a training geared towards the understanding of martial arts and its movements. You will learn natural self-defense methods and the fundamental building blocks of what it takes to keep yourself safe. This is an excellent program for someone who has never tried martial arts before or would like a fresh start again!
    Introductory Self-Defense

    161 Harvard Ave, Allston

    • Start a program that focuses on general martial arts and self-defense training
    • Increase your mindfulness and learn movements and skills like blocking and ducking
    • Practice both natural self-defense and its fundamental building blocks
    • Uncover exercises and routines to improve your muscles and body
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    Seamm Jasani and Boabom Intro Class

    Get an introduction to both Seamm Jasani and Boabom and decide which of the two is better suited for you! Seamm Jasani, or “gentle Boabom,” consists of slow and fluid movements designed to improve your coordination and build an equilibrium between your body and mind. The roots of this art come from ancient Tibetan traditions for Eternal Youth, and its practice will serve to increase your health, mental vitality, and longevity, as well as to combat depression through a combination of relaxation with active movements and breathing forms. Boabom is best described as the “Art of Self-Healing through Self-Defense.” This non-contact art will introduce you to new movements, stretches, and challenges that will help you develop faster reflexes, agility, self-control, balance, speed, concentration, and internal energy. You will study a precise and extraordinary form of defense and perfect it through an improvised dance while awakening your self-confidence and internal force.
    Seamm Jasani and Boabom Intro Class

    33a Harvard St, Brookline

    • Experience the basics of two different meditative arts: Boabom and Seamm Jasani
    • Achieve an equilibrium between your body and mind with Seamm Jasani
    • Improve your reflexes, agility, and balance through Boabom
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    Beginner Aikido

    Aikido is a martial art that focuses on defense and protection from injury. Learning technique and increasing your fitness will be important aspects of your aikido training. Stretches and warm ups will precede your training to ensure you reach your physical peak. You will then learn how concepts and movements build on each other for a training experience that goes beyond simple technique. Enhance your defense strategies and apply principles of aikido to redirect the attacks of an aggressor. Experience fighting from a new angle as you learn the necessary techniques to be able to control or throw an attacker. This class will ultimately give you a firm understanding of maintaining fluid motion without sacrificing power. Come and learn how aikido is a unique discipline that lends awareness to momentum and practical combat.
    Beginner Aikido

    54 Hyde Park Ave, Boston

    • Learn aikido regardless of your fitness or training level in this introductory class
    • Gain defensive skills and redirect the attacks of an aggressor by utilizing fluid movements
    • Develop a consistent routine of stretching and exercising for increased results
    • Incorporate joint and balance manipulation techniques to control or throw an attacker
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    Aikido Trial Class

    The Japanese word Aikido is written in three characters which roughly translate as, "The Way of Harmony with the Universe."Aikido is more than a science of tactics and self-defense; it is a discipline that will show you the way to perfecting the spirit. During the class, you will learn the basic movements and positions of this martial art, some of which are small and serve to immobilize an aggressor with only the sleight of hand, and some of which are grand and can spectacularly send your opponent flying through the air. As you continue your training, you will notice a sharp improvement in your stamina, flexibility, and muscle tone as well as your overall confidence. Try Aikido and know that you can protect yourself in any type of difficult situation!
    Aikido Trial Class

    2000 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

    • Experience the vast benefits that taking up a martial art can offer you with Aikido
    • Learn the basics of Aikido which can be used as effective self-defense moves
    • Get a great workout while increasing your stamina, flexibility, muscle tone, and self-confidence
    • No experience necessary
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    Self Defense

    Sometimes a good offense is the best defense -- but that doesn’t mean you don’t need defense! Learn self defense in a unique way that incorporates elements of Integrated Combative Arts Training (iCAT) and Small Circle JuJitsu (SCJ) for a formula that gives you a variety of knowledge to pull from. Use the principles of SCJ like balance, stability, and resistance, along with other styles of training, to learn how to navigate situations where self-defense is pertinent. You will also train your body and mind to be at peak performance with iCAT’s simple and practical methods and styles. Self-defense knowledge can provide the comfort you need to feel safe in any situation.
    Self Defense

    18 Del Carmine St, Wakefield

    • Enhance your self-defense capabilities by pulling the best elements from a variety of disciplines
    • Train using a system that incorporates aspects from the combative arts and jiu jitsu for real-life situations
    • Discover the importance of self-defense in keeping yourself and others safe
    • Create the necessary skills to feel prepared and ready for anything
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    Mixed Level Aikido

    HIYA! Begin to learn the fundamentals of aikido, a martial art that includes the art of ukemi, basic footwork, how to attack using your whole body strength, and basic rolling and falling to ensure safety. Learn how to effortlessly bring down anyone with only three ounces of pressure. Training with forms and techniques are necessary for the practice, however the goal of Aikido is for you to work dynamically with a partner to discover the internal feeling that is Aiki. Therefore, practice is non-competitive and a cooperative feeling is cultivated during training. Through practicing proper centering and breath control, you will experience a type of internal power, or ki, that you never thought would be possible!
    Mixed Level Aikido

    34 Allen St, Somerville

    • Learn and understand the fundamentals of Aikido during this mixed level class
    • Practice a series of footwork routines and attacks to build power and basic rolling skills to ensure safety
    • Work non-competitively with a partner to cultivate a sense of cooperation
    • Develop a greater type of internal power than you ever thought possible
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