Aikido is a perfect fit for me. Before beginning training, I hadn’t done anything physically demanding since gymnastics as a child. Aikido is non-competitive, yet very challenging both physically and mentally. For me, training provides a stress outlet as well as a warm social circle. The dojo boasts members with a wide range of age and training levels. There is such a wonderful sense of community in the dojo, and there is always room for new members. Training in aikido is truly enlightening, even when I come home sore.