Ki-Aikido course set for adults and teens

An introductory Ki-Aikido class will be taught by 4th-dan Fincher Sterling (above) under the direction of Hawaii Ki Federation Chief Instructor Christopher Curtis, 8th-dan.

A public introductory course in Ki-Aikido for adults and teens will be offered on four consecutive Tuesday nights, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2, at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani from 8 to 9:30 p.m., taught by 4th-dan Fincher Sterling under the direction of Hawaii Ki Federation Chief Instructor Christopher Curtis, 8th-dan. The course is sponsored by Maui Ki-Aikido and the county Department of Parks and Recreation.

Ki-Aikido is a Japanese martial art based on Zen principles, which teaches practical self-defense with a peaceful mindset and calmness training through movement. All aspects of Ki-Aikido practice will be introduced.

A suggested donation of $40 can be applied to dues if the participant joins the dojo to continue training after the four-week course. Ongoing classes are held Upcountry on Tuesdays and daily at the Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku.

For more information and registration, call 268-3818.

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