The North Georgia School of Aikido offers a style of Aikido based on the teachings of Koichi Tohei's Ki Society, Shihan Shizuo Imaizumi's of Shin Budo Kai Aikido and Mark Leidig of the School of Inner Martial Arts. It is movement based, flowing and smooth, but true to Aikido's martial roots.
Training includes the empty-handed arts of Aikido (throwing and pinning) as well as Ki training, jo (staff) and bokken (wooden sword).
Classes are small and focused on personalized instruction. Beginners train with experienced students or an instructor at the start of their training.
It is our hope that you will come by and visit one of our classes.
Although this site deals primarily with the North Georgia School of Aikido dojo, information within these pages pertains to the other affiliated dojos. Additional information regarding these other dojos can be found on the links page.
Within the following pages, you will find information, some history, and photos.
|Tuesday||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
|Thursday||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
Classes are ongoing, you may start at any time. All beginning students are paired with advanced students for a quality and safe experience.
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you watch a class before registering.
|Students, Law Enforcement||$40.00|
No Contracts, No Initiation Fees, No Fee For Testing.
Liability Waiver - This form must be completed and signed before practicing with the class.
General Information Form - We gather basic contact information to keep in contact with students and provide information about class and pertinant aikido topics. Contact information is not used for any other purpose.
Location:North Georgia School of Aikido meets at the Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center in Clarkesville.
Other Class Inforamtion:
Steve Rohrabacher - Sandan (3rd degree black belt)
Steve began studying Judo in 1968, he was promoted to Shodan 1977. Steve studied Aikido in Aikikai style with Peter Bernath, 7th Dan, Florida Aikikai, from 1984-1993. Steve has been studying Aikido with Larry Feldman, Shinbudokai / School of Inner Martial Arts, Atlanta, from 1999- present. Steve was promoted to Shodan in 2007.
Steve is still associated with the Atlanta School of Aikido in Sandy Springs, GA. More information can be found at http://http://www.atlantaaikido.com/
Seminar Oct. 23-27, 2019
The Atlanta School of Aikido will be hosting an Aikido Seminar with Mark Leidig, 7 th Dan, Chief Instructor of the School of Inner Martial Arts, based in Austin TX.
An accomplished martial artist specializing in internal styles, Mark was the senior Aikido student of Shizuo Imaizumi and has practiced Aikido since 1976, including as a Chief Instructor since 1981. Mark has also practiced a variety of Chinese martial arts since 1977.
Mark is currently a Professor of Kinesiology at Austin Community College, where he has taught Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan, and Martial Arts Weapons and Conditioning since 1989.
Prior seminar subjects have included: The relationship of Aikido and the Chinese Martial Arts, Putting more Ki in your Aikido, What makes your Aikido correct, The relationship of Aikido to Japanese swordsmanship, The Oneness of Aikido with the World around us, and Hsing-I boxing as it relates to Aikido.
When: Oct 23-27, 2019.
Classes will be:
Wednesday 7:45 - 9:30
Thursday 8:00 - 9:30
Friday 7:30 - 9:30
Saturday 12:30 - 3:45
Sunday 12:30 - 3:00
Suggested Donation: $125 for the weekend.
Concourse Athletic Club
8 Concourse Parkway
Mat space is limited, so reservations are strongly recommended.
For more information contact Larry Feldman (770) 331-1869 (cell).
School LineageThe following chart shows the lineage of the Atlanta School of Aikido going back to the founder, Morihei Ueshiba
Affiliated DojosSchool of Inner Martial Arts
How to Find a SchoolMost people pick a school because they drive by it on the way to the dry cleaners.
Why should you watch a class before starting our class?Because I am more interested in your time than your money.
Aikido Benefits the BodyBesides being a full-body workout, Aikido provides many benefits. These benefits Include:
Aikido Benefits the MindWhile Aikido is a good workout, it has many benefits for the student's mind as well. Particularly, Aikido views the mind and body as connected and integrated. Therefore, practice builds and stimulates that connection. Here are some of the benefits:
Aikido Benefits outside the DojoWhile Aikido offers many benefits to the student while studying in class, there are also many benefits to be realized outside of class as well. They include: