Traditional Japanese Martial Arts for Adults
Meet People and Make Friends Fast with Aikido!!!
"This is the closest thing to PLAY you can get as a grown-up! I never feel intimidated and everyone is super-friendly."
- Cari, 27
Aikido Student from Castle Rock
It feels like a family at Castle Rock AIKIDO. Everybody here helps one another and I think we all have an enjoyable time training together.
- Richard, 51
Castle Rock AIKIDO Student
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When adults move to a new town or state, it can be difficult to make new friends. It is not uncommon for people to go through months and months of social isolation. This can lead to loneliness and depression, but over time, people slowly rebuild a new social network. That can be a tough experience for almost anyone. However, there is no reason to wait!
Some more outgoing people may make an effort to attend activities like public lectures on interesting subject or things like that in an effort to meet new people. But more often than not, most people usually go to those kinds of events in pre-existing clicks and are often opposed to venturing outside their own groups or unwilling to let new people in to theirs.
Just "getting out there" doesn't work!
One of the reasons why events like these don't work so well as a way to meet people is that the event is usually passive (like listening to a lecture) and does not engage others or encourage others to socialize outside of their pre-existing social groups. Aikido, on the other hand, is a very different experience... a very active experience.
Existing students are always excited to have someone new...
The Japanese martial art of Aikido is a great way for you to make friends fast. In an Aikido dojo (or school), existing students are always excited to have someone new in class because they are excited to see that someone else is taking an interest in the art they feel so passionately about.
Existing Aikido students go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. In fact, it is their responsibility to do so. The head "sensei" or instructor makes it very clear to all existing students that new people are to be made to feel like this is their new home... because it is! That is, if you want it to be. Get Started Now!
The most prevalent noise you hear is laughter!
One of the most interesting things about Castle Rock Aikido in Castle Rock compared to many other kinds of martial art schools in the Denver Metro area is the "feel" of the environment. When you walk into our Aikido dojo and watch a class, the more prevalent noise you'll hear isn't shouting or screaming, like you would expect in a martial arts school, but laughter.
And, the most common expression you see on our instructors' and students' faces isn't grimacing or sternness, but big smiles and bright eyes.
In Aikido class, students always work in pairs or in threes and the new students work right away not just with other novice students, but with intermediate and advanced levels to provide an optimal learning experience.
Get to know a half dozen people in your first class!
It is common for our Aikido students to work with 6-12 different partners in each class! As a result, you'll get to know a half dozen or so warm, friendly people in your very first class! That is not too many names to remember, and not too few. By the end of your first class, you'll already be on a first name basis with most of those people.
Instantly have something in common with others.
What makes Castle Rock Aikido such a great place to make friends is that instantly you have something in common with the other students... Aikido! You can't be self-conscious about yourself on the Aikido mat because you're too focused and too busy trying to learn the new techniques.
Everyone is there to learn Aikido, a powerful and unique martial art with a tremendous capacity to transform every aspect of people's lives.
Everyone's motivation for practicing Aikido is different. Some people are there to learn self-defense. Others are trying to develop more self-confidence or self-control. Yet still, others are there for the exercise and stress-relief.
But even if your reason for being there is just to try to meet new people and make new friends, you're still going to have a great time no matter what.
The friendships you make at Castle Rock AIKIDO don't end when class is over. Aikido students tend to hang out and socialize with each other often. We frequently have get-togethers like barbeques and/or picnics at a student's home, restaurant, park, or seminar.
This past New Year's Day, several of us went up to Boulder, Colorado together to celebrate 'Mochi-tsuki,' an annual gathering of the Japanese community acknowledging the new year. Get Started!
Tremendous social growth!
Come discover how Aikido can serve as a catalyst for tremendous social growth and new friends in your life. Castle Rock AIKIDO is the martial arts school exclusively for adults in Castle Rock. Come experience a power you never knew you had. Experience Aikido!
Contact us today at 720-221-3665