PED 130Introduction to Aikido
1 Credit ■ HF
An introduction to basic principles of Aikido, a Japanese martial art . Emphasis will be on feeling and maintaining a strong center (known as the hara), progressive relaxation through movement, correct posture, and positive mind . Students will observe and then practice Aikido techniques, Ki exercises, and learn how to fall and roll correctly . This class will allow students to experience both the attacker (uke) and defender (nage) roles . A five-week course .