" I come from a military background and have been out of the service for six years now. Wanting to have a disciplined activity, I chose to take the art of Aikido, taught by Shihan Beckham. I have known one of Shihan Beckham's assistant instructors for many years now and he invited me to visit the school and sit in on a class.
During the class, I noticed Shihan Beckham was thorough in his teaching methods and was quick to answer any questions to ensure that the students understood the defensive technique. I have attended his class for two months now and I have lost weight, gained my endurance back, have a clear understanding of the art, as best as a beginner can, and now have a way to channel aggression from everyday like stresses that occur."