Dojo News

Dojo News for July

July 3, 2012

After a very busy first six months of the year hosting and/or attending six seminars (including Summer Camp), we are looking ahead, for the moment, to a quieter period with added focus on our personal training.

Please note the following:

  • The dojo will be closed this Wednesday, for the July 4th celebrations.
  • Saturday, July 14th, testing will be held at the dojo.  Please make every effort to attend and support our members testing.

Dojo News for June

June is here and the birds are singing in my garden and Birankai Summer Camp will be starting in seven days!  Those of you not attending will be responsible for keeping the dojo alive in spirit and through training.  The teaching schedule during my absence will be announced shortly.

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Classes Canceled Memorial Day Weekend

Classes will be canceled for Saturday, May 26th through Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. The outdoor Jyo class scheduled for Saturday May 26th has been canceled as well due to weather. Classes will resume on Wednesday, May 30th. Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend and hope to see everyone again on Wednesday.

Feldenkrais Class

May 24, 2012

On Saturday, May 12, we were privileged to have Donna Ray, Feldenkrais master teacher, and former Aikido student of Crane Sensei, lead our morning class.  She brought her insight and experience through Feldenkrais practice to our movements as aikidoists, making us more mindful of how we move while guiding us to more efficient and dynamic expression.  I have never seen such a relaxed but alive group of aikido students by the end of the session!  Thank you Donna.  We look forward to your return.