in Union Square is hosting a free week long Open Dojo event as part of Artweek Boston
. It kicks off this coming Friday, September 25 with a demonstration and discussion at 7pm.
This will be followed by a week of free classes that members of the community (ages 15 and up) are invited to attend. No uniform is required, but we recommend workout clothing with short sleeves and pants that cover the knees.
The dojo is located at 34 Allen Street, Somerville. There is free parking both in front of the dojo and across the street, a safe place for bikes, and the dojo is also accessible by public transportation. Nearby bus routes include the 86, 87, 91, and CT2.
Class schedule is available on the website, but is as follows:
Sunday 9:30-10:30am sword class, 10:30am-12:30 regular class
Aikido is a martial art without competition. The harmonious and natural structure of aikido allows full contact and full speed training with very little risk of injury. The art of aikido unifies offense and defense and teaches the art of remaining neutral and balanced between the two. Based on the battlefield martial arts of Japan, aikido utilizes all methods of barehanded training as well as short staff and sword.
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