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Aikido for Health and Wellness

Target Physical and Mental Health Areas

Patients needing to prevent, recover from or manage:

Cardio / Pulmonary Disease Diabetes Post-Physical Therapy Maintenance
Stroke Overweight Menopause Issues
High Cholesterol Levels Eating Disorders Low Bone Density
Hypertension Depression Challenges of Aging
Asthma Sleeplessness Arthritis

About Aikido

Aikido, a Japanese martial art, controls a physical encounter from the beginning through timing and motion, rather than by subduing an opponent by sheer force or speed. Unlike most other martial arts, training is always cooperative, never combative or competitive. - More about Sierra Aikido

Who Can Do Aikido

Aikido is for everyone. All over the world ordinary people ages 7 to 70+, regardless of physical ability, practice Aikido. Anyone can learn to do Aikido well with consistent support. You don't have to be athletic or experienced in any martial art. There's no need to "get in shape" first.

Health Benefits of Aikido

  • Do fun aerobic, weight-bearing exercise.
  • Practice healthful, safe, low-impact movements.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Improve balance, coordination, flexibility.
  • Raise your energy level.
  • Gradually build strength and stamina.
  • Increase your sense of well-being.
  • Develop good posture and awareness.
  • SF Peninsula Health Information Resources

  • Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Ravenswood Family Health Center
  • Stanford Health Library
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • The Health Trust
  • Questions, or more information? Contact Sierra Aikido
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