Aikido of New Paltz is located in southern Ulster County, just outside of the Village of New Paltz, NY.
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, known to his students as O-Sensei (Great Teacher). The art consists of striking, body throws and joint locking techniques and is known for its fluidity and blending with an attacker, rather than meeting force with force.
Aikido, as envisioned by its founder, is not only the synthesis of the founder’s martial training, but also the expression of his personal philosophy of universal peace and reconciliation.
“The Art of Peace is medicine for a sick world. There is evil and disorder in the world because people have forgotten that all things emanate from one source. Return to that source and leave behind all self-centered thoughts, petty desires, and anger. Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.”
- Morihei Ueshiba as quoted in John Stevens’ The Art of Peace.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10-11 am, Saturday: 9-10 am
Monday thru Friday: 6 pm to 7 pm
Ages 8-10; Wednesday, 4:45 to 5:45
Ages 11-13; Thursday, 4:45 to 5:45