Aikido & Tai Chi Classes at Open Sky
Aikido & Tai Chi classes at Open Sky are family-friendly. Our martial arts school includes Aikido for kids ages 7 to 13 3 days a week and daily Adult Aikido lessons for active adults and teens. Open Sky has beginning and intermediate Tai Chi classes for young adults through seniors three days a week. We have a play room for younger children to enjoy themselves while waiting for their siblings.
Basic principles of Aikido and Tai Chi movement are profound and deeply developmental. Open Sky promotes the development of the individual through whole body learning.
❉ Location We are in the Triangle of North Carolina, conveniently located and an easy drive from Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Mebane, and Efland just off Churton street, in historic Hillsborough, NC. We are only minutes from exits on I-85 and I-40.
❉ KIDS AIKIDO Older kids help younger children learn Aikido in our cooperative classes. We believe in a family style structure of learning. Teens who have “grown up” in our kids program transition to adult classes with their choice of combining kids and adults classes. We accept students through out the term.❉ 2015 KIDS SUMMER AIKIDO flyer / 2015 Kids Fall Fees
❉ ADULT AIKIDO for teens 15 and up. YEAR ROUND 7 DAYS A WEEK. REGISTER ANY TIME. Step by step traditional Aikido training. 2015 Adult Aikido info
❉ BEGINNING TAI CHI Move Better. Tai Chi series held Wednesdays throughout the year. 2015 ADULT TAI CHI BEGINNING SERIES Ten week sessions – $100. 2015 summer TC Summer classes. Tai Chi Fall dates 9/2 – 11/4/15. Accepting $25 deposits to hold your place now. Gift certificates available
❉ MASTER WANG HAI JUN Tai Chi Seminars March & November. Next seminar November 20 -22, 2015. Watch Wang Hai Jun applications video.
❉ An Aikido Tour of Open Sky Martial Arts. OPEN SKY MARTIAL ARTS VIDEO YOUTUBE! Interviews & Demos with Chief Instructor Steve Kaufmann,senior instructors, and kids classes. Video by David Oskardman and Andy Wood posted 11/06/14. See what Open Sky Aikido looks like and what it means to our students.
❉ Steve Kaufmann Shidoin, chief instructor, is a 6th degree Aikido black belt.We are official members of the United States Aikido Federation. We hold two or more yearly Aikido seminars at Open Sky with top USAF instructors. Steve & Jesse Kaufmann are long time Tai Chi students of Chen Grand Master Wang Hai Jun. ❉