Aikido Schools Of NJ To Hold Special Class On April 29th

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Published: April 15, 2017 @ 12:00 PM EDT

Aikido Schools of New Jersey (ASNJ), located at 324 West Westfield Avenue, will be holding a united class between ASNJ and its sister dojo Aikido of Park Slope on Saturday, April 29th.

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that was developed and founded by Morihei Ueshiba in 1926. Aikido derived techniques from two other Japanese martial arts – Jujitsu and Kenjutsu. Aikido focuses not on punching or kicking opponents, but rather on using their own energy to gain control of them or to throw them away from you, placing emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement.

Sensei Joseph Roy (4th Dan), from ASNJ Roselle Park, will teach from 11 a.m. till noon. Shihan Hal Lehrman, Jr. (7th Dan), from Park Slope, will instruct from 12:15 p.m. till 1:45 p.m.

There will also be a birthday celebration for Shihan Lehrman afterward.

In addition to Aikido for both children and adults, ASNJ provides instruction in meditation and Iaido which is the Japanese art of drawing the long sword.

More information on the event or ASNJ can be found on their website (link), Facebook page (link), or by visiting their location across the street from the Church of Assumption on Westfield Avenue.