My experience at Southland Aikido has been 100% positive. I started aikido only about four months ago expecting to learn some self-defense techniques, however, what I have happily stumbled upon is increased focus, mental clarity, confidence, physical fitness, camaraderie, AND the ability to defend myself. As a beginner, I have so much to learn and I look forward to training at Southland Aikido for a long time to come!
Aikido training has been a life balancing force for me. It requires one to stay humble, work cooperatively with others, commitment to learning and staying in the present. My goal is to strive for victory over myself and enjoy the path!