As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are still operating on a very limited schedule. Come meet us for weapons class at Duke Park at 9:30 AM on Saturdays (yes, even when it's chilly) as long as it's not raining! Everyone welcome!
Beginner Aikido in 2021
Is learning Aikido in 2021 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. Contact us at info@TriangleAikido.com or 919-627-1199 for more information today!
Saturdays in the Park
We can't have classes at the dojo but we're finding new ways to practice together. Join us Saturday mornings at 9:30 AM at Duke Park for appropriately-distanced weapons practice. Bring a mask and water. We have jo and bokken to share.
Hope to see you there.
NEW! Check out our Triangle Aikido YouTube channel! We have posted some short videos of our Aikitaiso (body movement) exercises and weapons kata. We will continue to post new content in the coming weeks. Let us know what you think!
Questions? Email us at info@TriangleAikido.com
STAY SAFE AND BE WELL.
Adult Aikido for ages 13 and older:
Monday and Wednesday: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Advanced Adult Aikido for 4th kyu and above:
Thursday: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Family Aikido for children ages 5 to 12 and their parents:
Saturday: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
All Aikido classes are taught by Aikiki Hombu-certified instructors under the direction of Ned Danieley, 6th dan.
Jodo and Iaido: Tuesday: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
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.
Family classes teach kids and parents to resolve conflict without violence while building body awareness and coordination, teaching respect and discipline, fostering sensitivity and self-confidence, and having fun – without punching, kicking or screaming!
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, 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
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