Wilderness weapons weekends for 1-5: camping; jo, tanto, bokken; dark skies and silence. Lessons for 1 to 25: events, short term series, or on-going. Target and bully recovery practice. Homeschool PE co-ops.

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Laurel Wilson is a 4th degree black belt in aikido. She earned her belt under the auspices of Suginami Aikikai and Hombu Dojo.

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Students in good standing have the option to test. Promotions recognized by Suginami Aikikai and, for black belt levels, Hombu Dojo.

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If you are fabulously rowdy, we'll wrassle at a mutually comfortable and safe level. This might leave a mark or knock the wind out of us. If you want lively, flexible sword work, we'll cross blades. If you are fabulously neurodiverse and struggling with facing human contact, we'll start with talk.

I taught school for a huge range of student abilities and talents for 25 years. I've been a competitive athlete and aikidoka for longer.

I welcome all ages, abilities, and interest levels.

Desert Willow Aikido is an Arizona non-profit corporation dedicated to foster national and international sports by teaching & practicing aikido; to hold international aikido seminars in Arizona; to guide aikido students on international training trips; to involve aikido students in volunteer community projects.

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