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 8:30pm-10:30pm
  • Thursday 8:30pm-10:30pm
  • 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 America

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

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