Aikido for Beginners & Beyond

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Classes are held twice each week for youth and adults. All sessions focus on developing fitness and age appropriate Aikido technique. Tony's classes blend basic Aikido movement, ki energy extension, internal power development and practical self-defense situational techniques. Tony creates an energetic training curriculum designed specifically for the students present at each class. This makes every training session a unique learning experience for those present.

Student's may wear loose fitting clothing like sweat pants and a baggy tee shirt. However, if they prefer, a "dogi" (training uniform) may be individually purchased by students at anytime.

What is Aikido?

Aikido is a healthy activity practiced by men, women and children of all ages from 5 – 90+.

Aikido is a martial art, founded in Japan over 80 years ago.  Its foundation is a mixture of traditional Japanese budo (warrior) techniques.  Many describe Aikido as the modern day version of the Samurai given that every Aikido technique can be traced to this heritage.

Aikido’s relevance in today’s world is in the physical health and spiritual well being of those who practice the art.  Techniques are foremost a self-defense. Training includes numerous exercise that focus not only on the physicality of techniques but also the mental and spiritual development that is hidden “inside” them. The later is usually discovered only after of years training.

Aikido training consists of the coordinated use of the whole body through controlled relaxation, flexibility and endurance.  Training is suitable for people of all ages, which is a main reason for Aikido’s growing international popularity.

Aikido techniques (waza) consist of throws, pins and movements as self-defense from attacks that include all manner of strikes, grabs and attacks.  Students learn how to safely fall or roll to avoid injury from the techniques, known as ukemi.


Tony M. Blomert is the chief instructor at the Livingston, MT dojo (Paradaisu Aikikai). He has nearly 40 years experience training in the martial arts and Aikido. He is a well known authority, having been the publisher of "The Aikidoka’s World" blog from 2010 – 2013 and "An Open Secret – A Student’s Handbook for Learning Aikido Techniques of Self-Defense and the Aiki Way" in 2014. The latter is an Amazon "Best Seller."

Day and Time
4 Wednesdays & 4 Fridays, 6:30-8:00 pm
Jan 9 - Feb 1
Minimum Age
Phone: 406-223-1586
Individual participant $ 60.00
Paradise Valley Aikido
102 Rogers Lane
Livingston, MT 59047

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