Programs & Schedule
Uplands Aikido provides an integrated course schedule of learning through exploration, scrutiny, and self-reflection. Our classes combine hands-on experience with knowledge-based teaching - take a look at our offerings and contact Uplands Aikido to learn more.
Wednesdays & Fridays 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Youth Program (5+)
Children learn not how to fight, but how to cooperate; how to resolve conflict in a positive way; how to make friends and avoid making enemies. They learn self-defense, but more importantly, they learn self-confidence, self-respect and the path to self-discovery. In a world increasingly filled with stress and conflict, these lessons are survival tools for children of all ages
Wednesdays & Fridays 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Through the practice of Aikido, adults may develop character qualities and values such as self-confidence, discipline, respect, and a sense of care and concern for one another due to the nature of this martial art.
Aikido also aims to help adults manage stress, violence and/or work-related issues with a calm, peaceful and a more harmonious approach/mind-set. Thus, the benefits of Aikido go beyond merely physical fitness and can contribute towards the overall development of an individual.
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Our Background & Philosophy
Uplands Aikido is a non-competitive martial art program teaching Yoshinkan Aikido to youth and adult students offered by PSP Ottawa for military and non-military families. The principal of Aikido is not to resist the law of nature, but to harmonize without using physical strength. Aikido techniques are applied by combining one’s own power with forces derived from the opponent. This means, no matter one’s physical strength, physical size, gender and/or age, all can do Aikido and be effective.
Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, described the art as being the “path to enlightenment through the study of martial arts”. Despite being a traditional Japanese martial art that teaches self-defense, it is also giving its practitioners a development of the body, mind and spirit that ultimately benefits their health, their way of thinking, and allows them to be more efficient and effective in their day to day activities.
Uplands Aikido News
Daniel Morin Nikyu Grading
January 19th, 2019
Uplands Aikido would like to congratulate Daniel Morin on his wonderful Nikyu grading and thank Dan Boyle Sensei of Stirling Aikido for inviting us to his Kagami Biraki ceremony. It was an honor. OSU
Uplands Aikido Closed for the Summer
July 1st, 2018
The 2018 / 2019 Aikido season begins on September 5th. See you then. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions. OSU
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Should you be arriving by car, we offer a parking lot with parking for our students.