One World Aikido
"Train hard, experience the light and warmth of the
Art of Peace, and become a true person."
- Morihei Ueshiba, O'Sensei, Aikido Founder
One World Aikido, located in the Magnuson Community Center, is an
independent aikido dojo. Through the practice of aikido, we become more
focused, centered, grounded and balanced. Aikido practice encourages
flexibility, coordination. The meditative nature of aikido many practitioners
find helps in relieving stress.
Classes are offered for children, teens and adults, and are open to
observation at any time. Prospective students are invited to visit the dojo
and observe class. Visitors are also encouraged to ask questions and talk
with other students and parents.
What makes One World Unique?
We are a community of people who practice aikido. The dojo is built around
the idea that every member has an equally valued voice, equal access to high
quality instruction and equal responsibility. Members have a voice in
decisions which may effect their training, and help with the maintenance of
the training equipment and space. The heart of the dojo is a community which
enjoys and supports each other as individuals in an intergenerational
We incorporate beginners in regular classes and do not separate by rank.
We believe it is important for beginning students to have senior students
with whom to practice. It is often difficult for beginning students to work
with another beginning student as neither has fundamental skills. By working
with a more senior partner, we believe that beginning students are able to
progress more quickly and smoothly in their training.
We honor different learning styles and perspectives. We understand that
each individual learns in their own way. We are committed to helping each
student achieve the maximum benefit from training, and use a variety of modes
of instruction to support those differences.
In addition to a full complement of body techniques, we teach weapon work
as a regular part of curriculum. We believe that all students benefit from
working with the bokken (sword) and jo (staff). Many classes include some
weapon work. We emphasize that weapon work has the effect of magnifying the
picture when training, and therefore it is helpful to all students.
Students may join the dojo at any time. Beginners are welcomed and
supported within the context of regular classes. It is understood that it is
the obligation of the more senior students to work closely with beginning