Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Aikido at Agnes Scott College, Fall 2009

Starting October 21, Agnes Scott College will host a 7-week aikido class through their intramurals and community sports program. The course will be taught by Joel Riggs, 2nd degree black belt, and chief instructor of Aikido Decatur, a local dojo (school), and is open to the community.


Aikido is a purely defensive, non-violent martial art which uses the attacker's energy to pin or throw them. It has been called "the Art of Peace," for it teaches self-defense techniques designed to protect the attacker from harm. When someone attacks, an aikidoist will move in the same direction and at the same speed as the attacker, blending with their energy without a hard impact. Once a connection is made, an aikidoist will use a joint lock or a throw to either control or get away from the attacker.


Classes run for seven Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, with no class on November 25. Classes will be held in the Dance Studio on the Agnes Scott campus; the studio is between the tennis courts and E. Dougherty St., just west of the tall smoke stack.

$50 for Agnes Scott College students
$90 for Agnes Scott College faculty and staff
$105 for community members.


For more information about the instructor Joel Riggs or about Aikido Decatur, see


Email the following information to Nicole Williams, director of ASC intramural recreation, at You may also print and complete this form and place it in the Intramural Box located on the 3rd Floor of the Woodruff Activities Building. Make checks payable to "Agnes Scott College Intramurals".



___ Student – $50

___ Faculty – $90
___ Staff – $90

___ Community – $105



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