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Martial Arts - Noncredit

AACC's School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers courses in various Martial Arts. Originally developed over centuries for use in combat, the martial arts were adapted to civilian purposes in the 19th and 20th centuries. Instead of seeking to kill or injure opponents, they increasingly focused on the development of mental discipline, physical competence, moral behavior, and self-defense. Highly skilled instructors certified in their art provide instruction in the history and skills of Aikido, Jujitsu and Karate.

Upcoming Martial Arts Classes

For schedule and pricing click on the course numbers below.

ATC 377 - Aikido
Aikido is a Japanese martial art that includes techniques for bare-handed wrestling and weapons. Practice distancing, evasive footwork, pins, joint twists and open hand strike. Club is affiliated with Aikido America International/Shin Aikido Rengo.

ATC 374 - Jujitsu
Learn the basics of this martial art including throws, strikes, kicks, grappling and submission holds. Improve coordination, self-assurance and mental discipline while emphasizing self-defense. Instructor is an American Jujitsu Association Fifth Degree black belt.

AHC 390 - Toyama-Ryu Iaido 
Learn the basics of Japanese swordsmanship. Train using a Bokken (wooden practice sword). Examine the first level Katas (forms). Work to quiet the mind and control body and energy.

AHC 397 - Introduction to Self-Defense - Minicourse NEW 
Gain skills for basic self-defense. Practice situational awareness, distraction, evasions and selected martial art tchniques through simulation and role-playing.
      NOTE: No prior experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. Instructor is an American Jujitsu Association fifth-degree black belt.

AHC 391 - Traditional Japanese/Okinawan Karate NEW
Improve physical fitness with karate-do. Learn about its rich history. Develop self-discipline, self control and self-confidence. Practice fundamental movements and techniques for basic self-defense such as kicking and punching. Discover a positive way to relieve stress.
      NOTE: No prior experience required. All fitness levels welcome. Wear loose, comfortable
                  clothing. Instructor is certified under the Japenese Karate-Do Kai.

AHC 390 - Toyama-Ryu laido
Learn the basics of Japeanese swordsmanship. Train using a bokken (wooden practice sword). Examine the irst level katas (forms). Work to quiet the mind and control body and energy.
       NOTE: Instructor is a 2nd Dan in Toyama-Ryu laido.

AHC 392 - Jujitsu for Self Defense NEW
Learn basic self-defense techniques based on this Japanese martial art. Identify and practice principles of self-defense through simulated attacks and role-playing. Prepare to advance in belt rank in the American Jujitsu Association.
      NOTE: No prior excperience necessary. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Instructor is an 
      American Jujitsu black belt.

  For more information, call 410-777-2325 or e-mail Cindy Mikelonin at