The Falls Road Aikido website was recently updated to make your navigation experience easier and more streamlined. For current students and prospective students, the website is a great place to understand the basics of Aikido, sign up for classes, and keep up to date on what’s happening at the dojo! Here are a few of the small changes that have been made: Read more
It may seem like a “no-brainer” that staying fit and engaging in physical activity is a crucial piece of being healthy, but it may be less obvious how to include this as a part of daily life. Read on to learn more about the importance of exercise in one form or another on an every day basis.
Our sister company, Strength and Vitality Wellness Center, offers something that we call the 90-Day Power Up. This program is a a comprehensive functional medicine program that seeks to help you to cure whatever it is that’s ailing you. If you’re wondering what this has to do with the practice of Aikido, the answer is… a lot!
Many people begin a new year with a resolution, and most of those people make their commitment to some for of exercise or another. Keeping a focus on health is important, but it shouldn’t just be during the month of January. If you can develop a plan that fits within your own life that puts you on track to good health and fitness, then it should be a part of your entire year.
It can be easy to believe that, after a certain age, certain practices are no longer accessible (particularly if they are “active” or involve a good deal of movement). However, Aikido is not included in this category. This art can be practiced at any age and there is no thing as “too old” for Aikido, not when it is not only a physical act, but also a mental and spiritual one, too.
You may be a practitioner of Aikido or you may just be interested in getting involved, but either way, you should take the time to learn more about the history of Aikido so that you can cultivate a deep understanding and appreciation of the art. Read more
How often should I train? There are a million in one studies put out by academics on what the best balance of workout and rest might be. Some of those are places like Johns Hopkins and Towson University. The general advice, is training 2-3 times a week with lighter exercise in between is probably best for most people. We have classes 4 days a week to help the people of Baltimore find the best time to work out with us, during those 2-3 days they should be training. Read more
Do you know that Falls Road Aikido is a subsidiary of Strength & Vitality Wellness Center (formerly Women in Wellness)? Well, now you know, but why are we telling you? Strength & Vitality Wellness Center is a great support system for those who come to the Falls Road Aikido in Baltimore. Martial arts are a great exercise and workout, but it helps to unwind, relax, and center your mind at the same time. As you know, this is an essential part of Aikido, and our students get a discount at the Center. What do those benefits look like? Read more
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Have you ever climbed a mountain? Were you already in good shape or did you decide to climb the mountain after a marathon couch session? Were you hanging out in Baltimore and looked around and saw no mountains so you thought you would find one? Don’t worry; this has something to do with Aikido and the question we are considering. Did you run up the mountain and claim your mastery of it after having reached the summit? Perhaps you waited until you were down at the bottom once again? What if you climbed that mountain again? What if you left your home in Ft. Washington and ran up the mountain every day? Would you be its master when you do the run in a record time? Read more
What are you doing right now? Are you sitting down at your computer reading this? Are you wandering Towson town center bored reading your Facebook feed? What do you want to be doing? Do you see yourself sailing around the world in your dreams? Are you looking for a way to break a serious monotony in your day to day life? Maybe, you’re good, maybe you are working out and working and doing ok but you want something slightly different to punch things up a bit. Maybe instead of sitting down to watch a movie in White Marsh or somewhere else around Baltimore you could try something a bit more active? Read more