5:30pm – 6:30pm
Weekly on Monday, Wednesday
$15 drop in or $100 class card for 10 classes. YOU MUST RSVP FOR THIS CLASS TO ATTEND. Please email Ryan Miller Sensei at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drive past the outbuildings to the yurt out back. Bring your mud boots. Wear a gi if you have one or let us know if you'd like to purchase one.
The Japanese word “Aikido” means “The way of unifying (or being in harmony) with life energy.” The Japanese Martial Art of Aikido is much more than self-defense. It is also a path of personal mastery, and a tool for developing one's self as an effective, harmonious, and dimensional human being. Training sessions are highly practical. Students learn to get centered, work with "Ki" (universal energy), blend with their partner’s actions and redirect attacks through spiral movements.
"Aiki is not a technique to fight and defeat an enemy. It is a way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family.” Founder Morihei Ueshiba
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Sensei Ryan Miller has had over 20 years of Martial Arts experience. For 2 years, he was uchideshi (live-in apprentice) with Rev. Koichi Barrish (8th generation Grand Master) at the Tsubaki Grand Shrine and Kannagara Aikido dojo in Grand Falls, Washington. At the shrine Miller had ceremonial priestly duties and was part in leading large ceremonies and events. In 2006, Sensei Miller began Systema training in Seattle, WA with Kaizen Taki and Brian King. He has also trained with Vladamir Vassiliev, the chief instructor of Systema Headquarters.
Miller Sensei’s Martial Arts teachings emphasize the expression of each individual’s natural movement. He values instinctual creative response, breath work, and achieving flow by de-emphasizing prescribed forms.