Aikido

Aikido is a unique martial art that integrates body, mind and spirit. Graceful and powerful, it emphasizes peace and harmony over aggression and violence. The UNC Aikido club is affiliated with the Tomiki Aikido of the Americas and therefore incorporates the Kenji Tomiki method as a base of our learning. Our school teaches ukemi, trains in hand-to-hand combat, multiple attack, defense against the knife and other weapons. Aikido is using your opponent’s energy and aggression against themselves by way of wrist locks, elbow locks, throws and pins. Aikido is open to all skill levels and abilities.

Fundraising/dues: $30/semester for general club fees; $60/year; Dues can be paid off by doing two volunteering events per semester

How to join organization: Open Membership. Join at any time

Practice Days & Times:

  • Tuesday 8pm-10pm
  • Thursday 8pm-10pm
  • Sunday 6pm-8pm 

Practice Location:

  • Fetzer Wrestling Room
  • Sunday: Woollen Combative Room (WG019)

Competitive season: Fall/Spring

Competition Level: State

National Governing Body: Tomiki Aikido of the Americas

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Induction of 8 new active members 

  • Rank promotions of 9 active members; including 1 yellow belt, 4 orange belts, 3 brown belts, and 14th black belt 

  • Participated in 2016 National

  • Will participate in 2017 International in London

  • Hosted March Seminar 2017 with Tiffany Doan 

  • Attended May at Modokan Seminar 2017 in Ohio

  • Alec Niccum: U.S. National Champion in Kyu Kata, 2016 U.S. National bronze medalist in Men’s Toshu Randori and Men’s Team Tanto Randori 

  • Kalynn Van Voorhies: 2016 US National Silver medalist in Women’s Tanto Randori 

  • Justin Chang: 2016 US National bronze

Contact: Kha Vi Le vikle@live.unc.edu (919)917-4079

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