Dojo News

Dojo Holiday Schedule

December 24, 2012

As we approach the new year we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Please note the dojo schedule for this time:

The dojo will be closed from Sunday, December 23rd - last classes of the year will be on Saturday the 22nd - and will reopen Saturday, January 5 for the New Year.

Please be ready to welcome Alex Peterson Sensei who will lead this class. During the holidays, the dojo will, of course, be available for practice under the guidance of a senior member.  So watch out for posts as to when these might be. Prior to opening for the New Year a full cleaning of the dojo is scheduled for January 2nd, Wednesday, from 6:15 pm. Click here for more information.

Dojo News for December

December 1, 2012

November seemed to pass quickly.  Our seminar with Phil Vargas Sensei was well attended and energizing for all.  And the surprise visit by Robert Savoca Sensei was the same. So here we are in December already.  Please note our schedule through the New Year, 2013:

  • December 8/9 - San Diego Aikikai will be hosting a seminar with Lorraine DiAnne Shihan.  The seminar starts at 2:00 in the afternoon.  Details on the attached flyer and at the dojo. Please sign up if you want to arrange carpooling.  The Saturday morning classes will be held at NCA as usual.
  • Saturday, December 15 - NCA Holiday Party!  Please think about your favorite dish for the pot-luck and also any entertainment you would like to contribute.  Don't be shy - we are a receptive audience!
  • The dojo will be closed from Sunday, December 23 (slight change from November's Newsletter) - last classes of the year will be on Saturday the 22nd - and will reopen Saturday, January 5 for the New Year.  Please be ready to welcome Alex Peterson Sensei who will lead this class.
  • During the holidays, the dojo will, of course, be available for practice under the guidance of a senior member.  So watch out for posts as to when these might be.
  • Prior to opening for the New Year a full cleaning of the dojo will be arranged.  Details to follow.

Dojo News for November

November 1, 2012

I first want to thank Kev Liu and Sara Nishi for all the work they put in to making our Juniors' Day so enjoyable.  The testing revealed how well the children are developing and how seriously they take their aikido.  And for me, to address a mixed class that included both our adults and many of the young ones together, was a treat.  Animal walks and adults should come together more often! Read more...

Dojo News for October

October 3, 2012

Our regional weapons seminar at Daiwa this past weekend in high heat and humidity was somehow both exhausting and exhilarating!  There was a high level of instruction from our teachers and students received lots of feedback. We have all returned with lots to work on. Thank you for your efforts to get there.

We are now looking ahead to hosting the seminar with Phil Vargas Sensei November 3rd and 4th. 

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