One of the Organization’s goals is to make Aikido training available to persons from all walks of life. Aikido benefits include improved balance, fall prevention, and stress management. Many seniors participate in the morning classes at the dojo. Adaptive Aikido means everyone practices to their own levels of fitness and stamina.
Also, since January 2006, we have been offering a once-a-week class via Stafford County Parks & Recreation to senior citizens (ages 55 and up). The class is a pioneering low-impact version of the Aikido curriculum and has been warmly received by seniors into their eighties who report increased fitness, coordination, and stability from the practice! Our methods are now being used by Aikido dojos around the country.
Several seniors have advanced to the Senior Blackbelt rank and many seniors have also advanced to blackbelt rank. Training can be modified based on students’ abilities.
We also offer Restorative Yoga class ideally suited for seniors.
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