Takemusu Aikido class at Kureelpa HallHinterland residents interested in practicing Aikido, a Japanese martial art, are now able to attend classes at Kureelpa.

Takemusu Aikido have conducted classes on the Sunshine Coast for over a decade and have opened a new class at Kureelpa Hall for all ages, from eight years old.

“Aikido is a dynamic, non-competitive style of martial art,” says Dojo,  Jim Kay, “It is a way of restoring balance, connection and harmony to people’s lives through a physical practice of a traditional martial art.”

Aikido is known for its distinctive flowing style and is non- reliant on physical strength but more on shared power, with a focus on blending with the partner’s energy rather than trying to confront it head-on.

“It is ideal for men and women of all ages,” explains Jim. “Classes are taught in a friendly and relaxed environment with a focus on self-awareness and self-discipline rather than aggression.”

Aikido principles are used worldwide in many areas dealing with positive self-defence, conflict resolution and anti-bullying techniques.

Classes are held on Tuesday nights from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Kureelpa Hall. Anyone interested is welcome to come and watch.

For further enquiries please visit the Takemusu Aikido Kai website at www.tak.org.au or call 0401 866 414