Learn some basics of martial arts and self-defense! Aikido is a dynamic martial art that is designed to help you flow with the energy that an opponent gives you, rather than being in conflict with it, allowing you to practice regardless of age, size, or strength. In this six-week course you will learn some basic techniques including throws, joint-locks, strikes, and immobilization, as well as how to properly fall. For practice, you should wear light, loose-fitting clothing (such as t-shirt and sweatpants). This course is for ages 13 and up, and no experience is required. Class will meet at Great Lakes Aikido, 150 Fairway Drive, Suite 156, in Vernon Hills. Find more info at www.greatlakesaikido.org. No discounts or vouchers.