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Dojo News for February

February 10, 2013

Thank you all for your positive energy and efforts to keep the dojo healthy and energetic during my vacation.  I hope that you all enjoyed the holidays and of course wish everyone the best of health in this new year.  Can't believe it's February already!

  • Monday, February 18 is President's Day and the dojo will be closed.  However, with the Spring Intensive coming up the following weekend, I will be available to oversee a free weapon's practice for our senior students.
  • Friday, February 22 through Sunday 24, is the Spring Intensive at Joshua Tree.  This involves only a small group of our students, and classes will be held as usual at the dojo.
  • Neilu Naini, 5th dan, from Port Angeles Aikikai will be at San Diego Aikikai the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd March. This will be a fundraising seminar to help support Neilu's Hombu Dojo new rank registration.  I urge you all to take this opportunity to attend this seminar and train with members of our family dojo in San Diego.
  • March 15 & 16 - Sesshin with Genjo Marinello from March 15-17 at San Diego Aikikai.  If you haven't attended a Zen meditation intensive before and are interested in doing so, please talk to me.  I invite all of you to join us for our 30 minute sit on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 8:00 pm following the weapon's class.
  • July 5 - 10 - BNA Summer Camp will be held at San Francisco State University this year.  Please put these dates on your calendars and stay tuned for further details regarding registration.

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Happy New Year 2013!

January 1, 2013
 

I hope you are all well, had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for the new year. The good news is the world didn't end on December 21 and we can continue training!

  • The members are conducting a New Year dojo cleansing Wednesday evening January 2nd. Everyone is encouraged to participate. This will begin at 6:15 pm.
  • Our first class of the year will be Saturday the 5th instructed by Alex Peterson Sensei. I anticipate this to be quite a vigorous class to begin the year.
  • Wednesday's January 9th 7:30 pm class will be instructed by Leslie Cohen Sensei, 5th Dan from San Diego Aikikai and is a true inspiration. This is a great opportunity for us so please come and support. This class is typically for 3rd kyu and above. However, one may gain a lot from observing and I fully encourage you to attend.
  • If you haven't seen them yet, be sure to check out the photos from the Kids' Testing & Shared Class as well as the Kids' Outdoor Party!
I look forward to seeing you all on the mat and wish you a great year!
 

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