Allegheny College Aikido Club
Allegheny College Aikido Club (aka Allegheny College Aikikai) will resume practice starting Monday 05 September, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8:30p in the Wise Center Dance Studio.
All campus community members are welcome to join and participate though off-campus community membership status may still be restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic (TBD after students return).
Training / COVID-19 Restrictions:
Training will include a mix of fundamentals and footwork (spaced apart / non-contact), weapons practice (non-contact), and pins / self-defense techniques (physical contact). Non fully-vaccinated members of the Gator community are welcome to participate in all non-contact portions of training and will be shown alternative techniques during physical contact drills per ACHA requirements.
Additional guidelines and rule changes may be forthcoming from the ACHA as campus policy and CDC guidelines are revised and will be announced at practice.
Uniform / New Members:
Uniform is comfortable clothes (t-shirt, sweatpants, mask, etc.) and either socks or be prepared to practice bare-footed (no shoes). Please remove all watches, earrings, and other jewelry plus the contents of pockets for safety.
Please arrive a few minutes early to sign-in and receive instructions from senior club members on etiquette and safety protocols. New members will receive a free club t-shirt as uniform after their fourth practice. Use of traditional Japanese training uniform (gi / dogi) has been suspended for Fall 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but is encouraged.
New members are welcome to join at any time throughout the semester.
Seminars / Off-Campus Training:
Seminars and off-campus training are suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Allegheny Aikido Club aims to provide a safe learning environment where students of all skill levels can practice the martial art of Aikido.
The Allegheny Aikido Club is a member of the United States Aikido Federation.
Original website design by Kahlil Taylor, Allegheny College class of '22