Ravenswood Aikikai is a community Aikido dojo located at Chase Park. Aikido is a Japanese martial art focused on a non-violent response to aggression. Rather than straight-on punches or kicks, in Aikido one learns to blend with the energy of an attacker and bring aggressive conflict into rapid resolution as peacefully as possible. Techniques include falls, body throws, joint locks and immobilizations. Through practice, students will learn to be centered and calm during an attack, to respond with an effective Aikido technique, and to fall safely. Classes are open to adults (men and women). Interested teens can also participate with parental consent. All are welcome to watch class.