Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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ACT 156 - Beginning Aikido


Credit(s): 1

Explore the art of peace through the study of practical Aikido and Meditation. In this introductory course, students learn and practice the blending, circular, and flowing movements of Aikido as well as ways to reconcile conflict without harm to self or other. Instruction will dive into meditation practices that calm the mind, open the heart, ground the body, and create clarity for healthy decision making. Comfortable attire and beginners mind is all that is needed to participate in this class. This course may be repeated for a total of two credits.  Students receiving financial aid or veterans’ benefits should check with the Financial Aid Office before repeating this course. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Use basic principles of aikido in daily life.
  • Build a daily mediation practice to increase vitality and sense of calm in daily life.
  • Reconcile conflict with composure and skillfull action.



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