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Adult Aikido

Adult Aikido

Experience the Art of Moving Zen



Aikido is known as the “Art of Peace”, and focuses on strong posture, basic movements and techniques, specifically designed to develop refined, technical proficiency. We seek to forge excellent balance, body center line, and breath power, while timing and speed are added to achieve powerful techniques with minimal strength.

Classes are based on the concept of “Effortless Power”, which refers to energy flowing freely, without obstruction, through the body, towards purpose, to achieve a desired outcome.

“Aikido is the physical expression of peace.”

-Shihan Jacques Payet


Why Aikido?

Our teen and adult Aikido classes offer an integrated approach to training. If your primary goals include stress reduction, relaxation, optimal health and well-being, improved fitness, longevity, mobility, weight control, greater self-awareness and confidence, refinement of martial arts skills, better balance and coordination, and peace of mind, this program is for you.

Aikido Network welcomes anyone who loves to move, play, learn and improve. Our program is NOT focused on developing fighters or competitors, it is about becoming balanced and powerful in your life through your movement, your thoughts and your actions. This means that you will learn proper body mechanics and anatomical structure, practical self-defense techniques, bio-mechanics, and personal development, with an emphasis on a modern world application of these skill sets. It is a true evolution of movement that must be experienced to be understood. If you are interested in exploring the potential of your self, in new and inspired ways, the Aikido Network is the place for you.

It is our passion that inspires our students to become enthusiastic about achieving self-mastery in their own life.

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In Aikido, the focus is on developing each individual as a whole. Taking a scientific approach to the mind/body connection, Aikido has helped thousands of people see that they have the choice to live abundant, powerful and healthy lives. As you progress in belt rank you will build upon the base knowledge you have learned from the previous levels.

Yoshinkan Aikido has a simple way of demonstrating how to take someone’s balance and take the offender’s energy and use it against them. These strategies are used to gently take the opponent down and then secure them to the ground with a pin, joint lock or a choke, ending in a submission. This puts the defender in a superior position for negotiating. Yoshinkan Aikido also incorporates the spirit of the samurai, in the ways of being mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually prepared for battle. The calmness, breathing, relaxing, and centering techniques help individuals deal with stress and conflict, and are invaluable in todays world.

Yoshinkan Aikido techniques remind us about the importance of human preservation and the value of life. This teaches us to perform, and defend an attack with ethical responsibility. We realize that we don’t take it personally, but we must protect ourselves and our families with “tactical benevolence”, which means bringing a confrontation to an end, without violence. Aikido teaches this for a better quality of life.

Aikido for Teens



Focusing on physical health, character development, and confidence, teen Aikido students progress through a traditional curriculum, offering skills which successfully bridge the gap between childhood and adolescence.




By offering tools that improve health and generate positive behaviors, Aikido Network eases the transition of teenage life. The technical skills taught are rooted in traditional Yoshinkan Aikido, blending effective self-defense with more pliable techniques creating valuable lifelong skills.

Our training etiquette promotes a class setting where respect, kindness and acceptance merge into a supportive peer culture. Students gradually progress from white belt to black belt, by achieving goals and setting higher standards for success.

Aikido Network presents a total package of physical health, mental clarity and spirit strengthening set in a non-competitive class setting. Taught in a time tested, sequential progression, Aikido Network offers inspiring tools promoting health in all areas of life.


Apply for a Free Introductory Tour and consultation!

Here’s more of what our students are saying about our programs.


We would love the opportunity to meet you and give you a Free introductory tour of our facilities. See for yourself how we can help you gain any of the very real benefits promised above. Before the introductory lesson we will meet with you to discuss your needs and goals and assess which of our programs can best help you achieve those goals.

To apply for a school tour, simply email us at info@aikidonetwork, or call us at (519) 660-0992 and complete the application over the phone.

Don’t wait to make your reservation, because it’s true:

“Few things will improve your life as much as taking classes at the Aikido Network.”


P.S. Don’t forget to inquire about our family discounts! Check out our great Children’s Martial Arts Program.

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