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Aikido & Judo

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The Way of Harmonious Power

Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

$40 per month / $5 per session

Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art developed by Morehi Uyeshiba (often referred to as O Sensei) as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and spiritual beliefs.  Uyeshiba’s goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.  Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head on.

The Cripple Creek Aikido Club is headed by Chuck Caldwell, Shihan. Chuck holds a 9th Dan (9th degree black belt)  in Kihara Aikido. Chuck is a direct student of Karl Geis, Hanshi and is currently the Clinician of the Fugakukai International Association.


The Gentle Way

Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$40 per month / $5 per session

Judo known as the “gentle way” was created as a physical, mental and moral educational system in Japan, in 1882, by Dr. Kanō Jigorō . It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke

In harmony with the devotion to “maximum efficiency,” the founder of modern Judo, Dr. Jigoro Kano, also strove to uphold an ideal of “mutual benefit.”  We agree with Mr. Kano’s vision, and believe in taking care of and responsibility for our partners, their safety, and their well-being. Our judo program welcomes men and women, and is designed to accommodate recreational players who are interested in learning the whole art of original Kodokan Judo.


Kido 4 Kids – Ages 7 to 13

Mondays and Wednesdays 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

$40 per month / $5 per session

Enrollment fee: $60 includes both uniform and initial course materials

Kido 4 Kids is a self-defense focused martial arts system for kids ages 7 to 13.  Children learn a variety of simple self defense techniques.  Class time focuses on developing a physical set of “tools” for each child to use in the event of a physical confrontation.  Kids learn escaping from hold downs, releases from grabs, and the scientific use of striking as related to self defense.  Young people also learn how to fall safely.  Class includes training on evaluating potential threats and the appropriate responses to physical violence in the real world.

There will be an open house on Monday August 1st from 4:30 PM until 5:30 PM.  The open house time will allow kids, parents, and teachers to get acquainted and share information.  Children selected for the program will be enrolled at this time.  There is an enrollment fee for this class of $60 that includes both uniform and initial course materials.