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Instructor Info:Mathew Snow
Term: 2013J
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Robert Crown Center 21
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Robert Crown Center 21
Description: Aikido is essentially a modern manifestation of traditional Japanese martial arts (Budo), derived from a synthesis of body, sword, and staff arts. Its primary emphasis is defensive, utilizing techniques of neutralization through leverage, timing, balance, and joint control. There is no emphasis on strikes or kicks since one is trained to blend and evade rather than confront. Beginners will practice ukemi (falling), body movement, conditioning, and several basic techniques. UMass, Amherst, Mt. Holyoke students/community: $150. 00.