What is aikido?
Aikido is a Japanese martial art that, on a physical level, involves joint locks and throws. However Aikido focuses not on punching, kicking or forcefully throwing your opponent, but on using your attacker's energy to gain control and end the situation in a way that is not harmful to you or your attacker.
Re-starting the club in 2013 !!
Case Aikido Club was a CWRU Sports Club, but was dormant for a few years. We have (in 2013) restarted it ; please contact Jack Turner (jwt48 at case dot edu) if you are interested. There is a mailing list, email@example.com, as well. The club is open to all Case undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. No prior experience is necessary.
We practice on Sundays from 5-7pm in Carlton Commons. Feel free to drop in; wear comfortable clothes, eg sweats and a t-shirt are fine.
Membership in the Case Aikido club offers access to not only the full schedule of classes taught at the Cleveland Aikikai, but also the Iaido (Japanese sword) and Ninjutsu programs there as well. See the Cleveland Aikikai website for a detailed schedule.
We practice the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) style of aikido. We have an informal relationship with the Cleveland Aikikai for teaching and testing guidance, and they provide instructors for the club. Please browse this site or contact Jack Turner (email above) or John Ruhl (faculty advisor, ruhl at case dot edu) to learn more.