|Sunday||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
Arundel Aikikai Martial Arts
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This is not a typical self-defense class. This is a re-training of my mind to better understand the physical forces at work, so I can then retrain my body to respond in a most efficient way. I am already feeling more empowered and in charge of my body. This is flowing over to my mind as I begin to take more control over decisions I make and relationships I am in. This is a self-defense class for my entire being- not just my body.Feb 2, 2018
Exciting stuff, Christan is an awesome teacher, and everyone has an all around fun time! I've been attending Arudel Aikikai classes for about three years now, and for one, I can say my confidence has definitely increased. If you don't at least give this class a try, you're missing for sure!Sep 11, 2017
Christian Noll so skillfully injects humor into every training session that you might not realize how much you've learned until you're done for the day. Since starting at Arundel Aikikai 10 months or so ago, I have not had a single bad experience. The more advanced students never begrudge working with a beginner, instead helping to further enhance the good instruction that Christian provides. The environment is low-pressure so that I've never felt bad for having trouble with a technique or not remembering something from a previous session. At the same time, I feel like I'm learning a lot in every lesson. I would definitely recommend taking aikido here, no matter who you are or where you are in life.Sep 19, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer lessons out of my home in Glen Burnie, MD and also travel to students' homes throughout the region. Additionally, I can teach lessons at any suitable facility of your choosing; though any fees for space rental are the students' responsibility. One-on-one self-defense / martial arts training sessions are 90 minutes each, and my standard free is $75 per session. Payment can be made online via PayPal or in-person via credit card, check, or cash. Discounts and price reductions are available, and you're encouraged to contact me with questions.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I perform an intake/assessment before starting self-defense lessons to understand your goals in training and to ensure I can understand any concerns you may have and adequately address them before or during training. If you would like to set goals for a specific number of training sessions, a custom curriculum/training regimen is created for you based on the assessment. The assessment can be done via phone on in-person and is only billed if you decide to go-ahead with self-defense/martial arts lessons. Should you decide to take self-defense/martial arts lessons, the assessment is billed as a single training session.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a professor of martial arts at Anne Arundel County Community College, and the owner/instructor of Arundel Aikikai. I have dan ranking (black belt) in both classical Korean Karate and the Japanese martial art of Aikido. I have additionally trained at length (unranked) in the Chinese martial art of Pa'gua (boxing) as well as the Japanese martial art of Iaido (sword). In addition to martial arts experience, I have a Master's Degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University, as well as a Human Services Certificate from Anne Arundel Community College focusing on mental health support. I have strong experience in cross-cultural environments and international communities. I also have over 5 years of work experience in both professional emergency medical response and mental health support/case management.