SEISHIN DOJO and Cape Coral Aikido is committed to the teachings of the traditional Japanese martial art of Yoshinkan Aikido. Yoshinkan Aikido is known as a martial art that stresses strong posture, constant repetition of basic movements and techniques specifically designed to develop perfect balance, body center line, focus of power and breath power, while timing and speed are added to achieve extremely powerful techniques with zero strength. In our teens and adults class, we spend the majority of the time studying the foundational details such as the basic movements, basic techniques, ukemi (breakfalls), and various body awareness exercise to progress our understanding of aikido. This program is geared toward students ages 13 and above with the desire to get in shape, reduce stress, and learn effective self-defense skills. This is a fun and fast-paced class that is an excellent introduction to martial arts training. Of course, the martial arts attitude and philosophy are still a big part of the training, as is actively looking for ways to improve ourselves through goal setting and giving back to the next generation.