Aikido is "a martial art for the world" as the Founder, Morihei Ueshiba once stated. This means that everyone should be able to train and learn both the philosophy and martial application of his art. We strive to uphold our understanding of what the Founder presented and gave to the world.
Aikido means "the way of peace through KI" (pronounced 'kee'). KI, or CHI in Chinese, is the energy or life force which sustains living beings. The continual development and practice of focusing this energy is what makes Aikido...Aikido.
Safety for all practitioners is paramount to training because if you're injured you can't train; if you can't train you can't progress; and if you can't progress then you will stop training altogether. The focus of learning how to fall properly goes hand-in-hand with learning how to perform techniques and Aikido is a very "hands on" martial art.
Aikido Koshin Shuri was the school which Ryan Goettsche started in the summer of 2011. It was his goal to foster the peace and harmony of traditional Aikido in his school for people of all ages and walks of life. He began his training in 1994 at another local Aikido school and had the honor of meeting and training with many high ranking instructors from all over the world. All of the lessons he learned were passed on to his students and Felipe Morales Sensei has continued on with Goettsche Sensei's goal in Ten Chi Aikido.
The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.
- Morihei Ueshiba
Our Dojo seeks to educate individuals and empower them through the Art of Peace - expanding both connection to the self and the world around us.
There's enough violence around us - Aikidoka learn to seek out and communicate peace with the others to help stem the flow of chaos. We would like to help create more pillars of peace in this world in order to build the foundations for a better world.