Roaring Fork Aikikai offers an ukemi program to enhance safety and understanding of aikido. Ukemi, or the art of receiving a technique, is a key part of aikido. Knowing how to respond to a technique is often the quickest means to learning to execute it.
Ukemi practice is offered to students during each class, and beginners are offered personal assistance in learning the basics from senior students or instructors.
In addition, RFA offers a weekly ukemi class for advancing students to develop their skills, strength, flexibility, and endurance. Intensive ukemi practice can often lead to rapid improvement in one's aikido.