I am very pleased with my experience at Aikido of Charlotte. This is not a place that churns out black belts; they want to make sure you’re learning effectively at a pace that’s appropriate for you as an individual. The sensei work closely with students, ask what you feel you need work on, and follow up on your feedback to see how you’re progressing. As a female student I’ve found there’s an air of camaraderie that is different from the hyper aggressive/competitive atmosphere of other martial arts. My sensei and fellow students have given me a feeling of acceptance without making me feel babied or “othered.” I work with other students every single class and never feel like I’m at a disadvantage. They’re also involved in the wider Aikido community. Our sensei host and attend seminars all over the country and invite sensei from other states to teach at our dojo. It feels much more like a cooperative network and means we’re invested in the longevity of aikido practice.
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