Both Hands Clapping Aikido

To see Zen and Aikido as vehicles on the path of an unfettered mind. Both Hands Clapping Zen Aikido classes combine the serenity and stillness of Zen with the power, grace and beauty of Aikido.

You may not realize that Aikido is the world's premier multiple-attacker self-defense. Through continuous motion, an Aikidoist weaves in among however many attackers - 2, 3, 4 and more, using the attackers' energies in one throw after another - it is a beautiful thing to watch. But multiple-attacker self-defense is only possible with a still mind. That is why we combine zazen (seated Zen meditatio


Leveling 1

This is the first of our leveling work

The shaded grounds will be a multi-use area. It will be sued in jodo practice starting in March


Registration is now open for fall session starting the week of August 20th.


Both Hands Clapping Aikido Upcoming Spring 2018 Session

Both Hands Clapping Aikido Upcoming Spring 2018 Session - A quick note to remind you that the Aikido and Zen Spring 2018 Session will be starting this week - Monday for the noon class, Tuesday for the evening class. You can find more information here. Learn and practice both Zen meditation and Aikido - the world's premier multi-attacker self-defense. As yo... 07/28/2017

Both Hands Clapping Aikido Newsletter: Summer 2017 Week 10

Both Hands Clapping Aikido Newsletter Well, we've made it through the first week of randori.: Congratulations to all of you who worked so hard - especially on Thursday. Know that if you've made it this far you can make it through the next two weeks just fine 07/22/2017

Both Hands Clapping Aikido Newsletter: Summer 2017 Week 9

Both Hands Clapping Aikido Newsletter We've just finished up week 9, which means that instruction and formal reviews have wrapped up. Well done to all of you who have persisted. It goes without saying that persistence is the key to learning any martial art. 07/14/2017

Both Hands Clapping Newsletter: Summer 2017 Week 8

Both Hands Clapping Newsletter We've just finished week 8 of the Summer session - our second week of review - which means we have done a complete review of every technique. Recalling the evasions, throws and pins:


In the Aikido and Zen Dojo: Pins and Pinning Techniques

Pinning techniques are an important part of Aikido. Some thoughts ... 06/24/2017

Both Hands Clapping Aikido Newsletter: Summer 2017 Week 5

Both Hands Clapping Aikido Newsletter In most other martial arts, there is the constant reminder -  "never take your eyes off your opponent". In Aikido, it is quite different. Our reminder would go something like - "always be the first to trust". In general, things go much better when people trust each other. But who will be the first t... 06/10/2017

Both Hands Clapping Aikido | Albuquerque Zen Aikido Fall 2017

Zen Aikido Classes forming, starting in Agust. Announcing the 13 week Albuquerque Zen Aikido Fall 2017 session, starting the week of August 21st. Noon and evening classes, for all levels of students. 05/19/2017

Both Hands Clapping Aikido: Spring 2017 Week 13

Both Hands Clapping Aikido Newsletter There will be an Open Mat this Sunday (May 21st). Times are 11AM - 12:30. Class starts with zazen and finishes with an hour of Aikido. For those who need it, there is a zazen (seated Zen meditation) instruction at 10:30. You can get all the details 05/12/2017

Both Hands Clapping Aikido Newsletter: Spring 2017 Week 12

Both Hands Clapping Aikido Weekly Newsletter The upcoming Summer 2017 Session starts in just over a week, so I want to start finalizing the registration. If you have not done so already, let me know whether you will be attending this session - you can simply reply to this email. For those who have already registered online, there is nothing yo...



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670 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Suite G
Albuquerque, NM

General information

Both Hands Clapping is a martial arts school providing instruction in zen-based aikido. Hours: Monday 11:30 - 12:50 (Aikido) Tuesday 6 - 8:05 (Aikido and Advanced Aikido) Wednesday 11:30 - 12:50 (Aikido) Thursday 6 - 8:05 (Aikido and Aikido Weapons) Friday 11:30 - 12:10 (Aikido Weapons)

Opening Hours

Monday 11:15am - 1pm
Tuesday 5:45pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday 11:15am - 1pm
Thursday 5:45pm - 8:30pm
Sunday 10:15am - 12:30pm

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