Aikido Welcomes New Members

The school’s Aikido Club is open for both students and teachers, in which members practice a modern form of Japanese martial arts. They are taught how to protect themselves from harm by using the opponent’s movements. The club meets in room 320, every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Newcomers are welcome to join the club anytime to experience what it has to offer.


“I just joined the club, so far I’ve really enjoyed getting to know people and it’s really fun,” junior Lauren Johnson.


There are many reasons to join the club besides learning how to defend yourself.


“I chose to join the club because I was curious to see what it was about,” junior Brendon Brown said. “I ended up loving the club and stayed around, it helped me learn a lot about myself.”


The club president, senior Bryan Navarro has set a new goal for the club.


“My first objective was to recruit members because the club was dying and members were leaving,” Navarro said. “Now we are prospering with five loyal members.”


Members are learning different types of throws and releases.


“These techniques will come in handy when any aggressor uses fists to attack,” Navarro said. “We also learned releases from tight grips and how to fall properly.”


The students are what make the club what it is.


“The best part about Aikido are the students,” Navarro said. “They are unique in their own way and are always eager to learn more.”