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TAMU Aikido

Public Profile

About This Organization

Purpose:
The mission of TAMU Aikido is to provide a means for our members to come together as lovers of Aikido and spread awareness of Aikido as a martial art to students, staff and faculty, and community members. To do so, our club is in direct partnership with Aggieland Aikido school of aikido. Aggieland Aikido enjoys a direct connection with Aikido Kobayashi Dojo and Hombu Dojo of Japan through Masuda Shihan and Michael Uehara Sensei. Through our partnership, we aim to host regular seminars with Masuda Shihan. In return for raising funds to host high ranking guest instructors, TAMU Aikido club members receive a 50% discount on the price of teachings at the school.
Providing a means to access high quality instruction in Aikido by qualified teachers is a primary aim of the organization and its partnership with the Aggieland Aikido school. As such, the organization's activities include facilitating member safety, assisting the Chief Instructor (Sensei) in carrying out teaching duties, promoting the club (including TAMU Open House demonstrations), and organizing social events.
Aikido is a martial art that is a modern descendant of traditional Japanese Samurai arts. Its basic philosophy is to blend with the attack, employing an attacker's energy in the process of neutralization. Aikido is revolutionary in many respects, being purely defensive, non-competitive, and based on an ethical aim unique in the major martial arts of protecting the attacker. Employing coordination rather than brute strength or size, Aikido is both an effective form of self-defense and a means of improving physical fitness for a broad range of individuals. It transcends the purely physical, providing mental and spiritual tools for developing the person as a whole. Aikido provides substantial benefits to practitioners in their personal and professional lives.
Year Founded:
2009
Membership Dues:
No Dues
Admits Members:
All Year
Meeting Locations:
MW 7:45-9:45 PM, 2603 Rountree Drive #101, Bryan, TX 77801

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Robert Koenig
Public Contact E-mail Address:
aikido@aikido.tamu.edu
Public Contact Phone Number:
8328782757

Group Contact Information

Organization Web Site:
http://aggieaikido.com
Organization E-mail Address:
aikido@aikido.tamu.edu

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
General (No College)
Non-Academic Department:
None

Membership

Approximate membership of the organization:
31-50
Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts faculty/staff as members
  • Our organization accepts community members as members
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Open

Events

Community Service Projects:
Once per year
Fundraising Events:
Once per semester
Speakers/Lectures:
Once per semester
On-Campus Social Events:
Never
Off-Campus Social Events:
Twice per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Once per year
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
Never
New Member Orientation/Training:
Three or more times per semester
Events with Alcohol:
Never
In-State Travel:
Once per semester
Domestic US Travel:
Never
International Travel:
Never