The Yanagi Aikido Dojo was founded to offer all persons a place to pursue the refinement of their character through the martial discipline of Aikido.
Aikido's efficacy is generated from strategy, movement, and a variety of throwing, joint-locking, pinning and striking techniques that require little physical strength to perform. Training stresses form, mutual cooperation, awareness of others and the coordination of the body's movement with a calm state of mind. Aside from its utility as a methodcof self-defense, Aikido also stresses the perfection of character and the development of positive human qualities such as compassion, courage, endurance and inner strength. In this spirit, Aikido training is undertaken to improve the individual and society.