Aiki-Jitsu is a Japanese Martial Arts form in which one uses their opponent’s force to defend oneself. It translates to “Way of Harmony,” and teaches its user to lock their opponent’s joints to drop them to their knees or pin them to the ground, unlike Karate, which requires a series of kicks and punches.
The Osterhout Free Library is honored to host demonstrations of Aiki-Jitsu by Dr. Mark Bohn on Monday, July 11th. He will be hosting a 5:00pm-6:00pm demonstration, as well as a 6:30pm-7:30pm one. Everyone is welcome to attend. Water will be provided.
Dr. Bohn is a Mountain Top native who became interested in martial arts seven years ago, and has been passionate about Aiki-Jitsu ever since. He earned his Black Belt in 2015 at the age of 59 under the nationally ranked Martial Arts expert, David Sparks. He now teaches new students at the Mountain Top Martial Arts dojo, along with learning new, advanced techniques for himself.
Dr. Bohn will also be offering Self Defense Training on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1pm to 2 pm. beginning June 14th at the Osterhout Free Library. Please contact the Osterhout Free Library’s Information Services desk at 570-821-1959 for more information on the demonstrations and classes.