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Aikido

 
 
Aikido
 

Registration and payment can be completed online or at the SDC Ticket Office. Participants must sign liability waiver and concussion awareness forms prior to participation. The SDC is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please do not leave valuables unattended.

Modern Japanese martial training emphasizes body movement and momentum rather than punches and kicks. The course teaches blocking, rolling, locking, and throwing movements that help students learn to control the force of an opponent.

Location

SDC Fitness Studio

Activity Level

Moderate to high

Special Requirements

Uniforms are required and are available for purchase for $35 on the first day of class. For more information, contact Mark at mjcampbe@mtu.edu

Spring 2024 Session 1: January 8 - February 21

Registration opens December 26, 8:00 am. 

Days/Times

Cost

Session 1 $70

No day passes. NOT included in the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card.

Spring 2024 Session 2: March 4 - April 24

Registration opens December 26, 8:00 am.

Days/Times

Cost

Session 2 $81

No day passes. NOT included in the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card.


About the Instructor

Mark Campbell-Olszewski is the coordinator of the Aikido program at Michigan Tech. He has studied Aikido under Mitsugi Saotome Sensei for over 26 years and holds the rank of 5th-degree black belt. He received his master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1983. Mark considers Aikido a perfect blend of his two passions—martial arts and psychology—and considers himself privileged to teach these principles to community children and adults.

The Aikido program at Michigan Tech is affiliated with the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) an international organization under the umbrella of the Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters.

Email: mjcampbe@mtu.edu