Fall is coming and it's a great time to start Aikido! Stop by and visit to find out more about Aikido and our great dojo community!
Aikido in the Time of COVID
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are practicing as safely as possible. Check out the dojo schedule listed below or come meet us for weapons class at Duke Park at 9:30 AM on Saturdays as long as it's not raining! Everyone welcome!
To maintain the safety of our dojo community, we require that all new students are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Now that Durham has lifted its mask mandate, we are not requiring masks for indoor classes. Students and visitors should wear masks if they are more comfortable doing so. If you are sick - with COVID or anything else - please do not come to the dojo. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!
Questions? Email us at info@TriangleAikido.com
STAY SAFE AND BE WELL.
2022 Dojo Schedule
Adult Aikido for ages 13 and older:
Monday: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 - 7:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Also: Saturday 9:30 - 11:15 AM at Duke Park
Jodo and Iaido: Contact info@TriangleAikido.com before joining.
Wednesday: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
BAD's Goju-Ryu Taijutsu for children 6-13:
Thursday: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Tai Chi Collaborative has moved their classes to a different site for 2022. Please visit their website for more information.
Contact info@TriangleAikido.com for more info!
Beginner Aikido in 2022
Is learning Aikido in 2022 or 2023 one of your new year's resolutions? We're here for you. With one-on-one instruction in a safe and physically-distanced, in-person setting, we'll introduce you to the foundations of Aikido and have you moving, learning, and exploring movement. You are welcome to watch a class any evening Monday through Thursday at the dojo . Contact us at info@TriangleAikido.com or 919-886-5415 for more information today!
Saturdays in the Park
We started practicing outside when we couldn't have classes at the dojo and were finding new ways to practice together. Now we're hooked on Aikido in the Park! Join us Saturday mornings at 9:30 AM at Duke Park for weapons practice. Bring water; masks optional. We have jo and bokken to share. Hope to see you there.
Mindful Movement for the Whole Family
What is Aikido?
Aikido (the way of spirit harmony), an interactive, non-competitive martial art, develops the power of the mind and body working in concert, emphasizing the use of blending and awareness rather than force and resistance. Rather than a contest of size and strength, Aikido techniques rely on a calm mind, relaxed body and accurate positioning to control and redirect an opponent's energy. As well as being an effective self defense, Aikido is a healthful exercise, a moving meditation, and an enjoyable work-out for students of all ages, sizes, and levels of fitness.
At Triangle Aikido, experienced instructors provide personalized training in a safe and supportive atmosphere, offering a constructive way for adults and children to use their energy more peacefully and effectively.
You are welcome here.
At Triangle Aikido, we emphasize harmony, non-violence, safe movement, and the exploration of power that comes from confidence, awareness, and intention, not muscle. We have students younger than 7 and older than 70 and welcome people of all ages and ability to join our dojo.
Triangle Aikido is committed to welcoming all students regardless of race, color, age, culture, ability, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, veteran status, citizenship, physical size or ability, or socioeconomic status.
Please come watch a class! Visitors are always welcome in our dojo.
Have questions? Send us an email at info@TriangleAikido.com.
Dojo News and Events
Congratulations to Bob, Lea, Vivian, Hyejin, John, and Shannon!
After a looooong pandemic delay, we finally had our promotion demonstrations on Monday, November 15, 2021. Everyone showed how hard they have worked and what they have learned in the past many months. Congratulations to Bob, Lea, Vivian, Hyejin, John, and Shannon! We look forward to practicing with you in your new colors! (More photos on the Dojo photos page!)
Tai Chi Collaborative has moved
The Tai Chi Collaborative will no longer be offering classes at Triangle Aikido. Please check their website for more information about their new location. We hope they will return to Triangle Aikido with other class offerings in 2022!
SIXTH Annual Friendship Seminar! January 31-February 2, 2020
What an amazingly wonderful weekend of great Aikido, laughter, and friendship with EIGHT instructors from North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and New Jersey! Friends came from Massachusetts, Texas, Philly, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Chicago, and maybe some other places too. And we all had so much fun. We'll let you know as soon as we know what the dates for 2021 will be. We hope to see you there!
Our amazing line-up of instructors! (L to R above) Yvonne Thelwell, Katie Haywood, Lynne Morrison, Charlene Reiss, Leslie Kausch, Connie Truemper, Cyd Curtis Bates, and Takiko Noehl
What an amazing turnout! Above left: Friday night; above right: Sunday morning; below: Saturday!
Check our Dojo Photos page for A LOT more photos! It was hard to choose just a few!
Family Class Demonstration, November 16, 2019
Congratulations to all of the members of our Family Class on a great demonstration on Saturday, November 16. It was so fun to see what they've learned! If you're interested in learning more about our classes for kids age 5-12 and their parents, come by any Saturday. Class starts at 11:30 AM and we love visitors. Your first class is free!
Fall Seminar! November 2-3, 2019 at Triangle Aikido
We had so much fun at the Fall Seminar at Triangle Aikido on November 2-3, 2019. Three talented instructors, including a Aimee Bel Sensei from Zenshinkan Dojo in Worcester, MA, Takiko Noehl Sensei from Seibukan Dojo in Raleigh, and Triangle Aikido's own Charlene Reiss Sensei, shared their unique and varied perspectives on Aikido. We learned so many new things -- still trying to remember everything that happened! Looking forward to another training with Bel Sensei and Noehl Sensei -- and next time we will videotape it!
"The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter." -- Morihei Ueshiba