Student Guide

Warm-up Exercises

Students should take several minutes to perform some stretching and mild calisthenics before beginning each practice of Aikido. Stretching and calisthenics also help to build stamina and strengthen the body, reducing the chance of injury.


  1. Neck Stretches
  2. Rolling Shoulders Back and Forth
  3. Trunk Twists
  4. Side Stretches
  5. Touch the Floor - Touch the Ceiling
  6. Splits
  7. Leg Stretches
  8. Situps
  9. Side & Leg Raises
  10. "Swans"
  11. Pushups
  12. Back Stretches