Get Your Questions in for Facebook Live Interviews with Senseis

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Hi All! I’m going to be doing a bunch of Facebook Live Q&As with Aiki Summer Retreat 2017 headliners (Michael Friedl Shihan, Kimberly Richardson Sensei, and Craig Fife Sensei) and other very experienced Retreat attendees.

I expect the interviews will be fairly brief — 10-15 minutes. But, as I said, a want to do a bunch of them. So . . . please let me know what questions you want the Senseis to answer and let’s have some fun!

I’ll let you know when the interviews will happen.

Aiki Summer Retreat 2017 – Registration is Open!

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Join us for Aiki Summer Retreat 2017, June 4 – 10 at beautiful Granlibakken Tahoe. Our headline instructors are Michael Friedl Shihan, Kimberly Richardson Sensei, and Craig Fife Sensei.

Get all of the information about the Retreat and registration at the Aiki Summer Retreat home page.

Here’s a link to a PDF of the Retreat flyer.

Don’t delay! The Early Bird Special ends on April 30 and registration closes on May 21.

Aiki Summer Retreat 2017 flyer

Our Container is Here and It’s Level!

That’s right the storage container arrived yesterday.  Today Mark, Steve (mostly Mark and Steve), and I leveled it out. Steve brought a railroad jack (for lifting trains) that made the job way easier than it would have been. A mere 3 hours of work and it’s done.

Thank you so much, gentlemen!

Pictures and explanation to follow.

The Mat Pattern

Here’s a quick photo Mary took of the cool pattern on the mat. By the way, the mat is huge and wonderful. By the way, they’re Swain mats.

 

The Pattern on our mat at Aiki Summer Retreat 2016

The Pattern on our mat at Aiki Summer Retreat 2016

Aiki Summer Retreat Starts Today

Woohoo! Aiki Summer Retreat starts today!

The fun starts tonight with our first class taught by all of our featured instructors —  Michael Friedl Shihan, Kimberly Richardson Sensei, Craig Fife Sensei, and Vince Salvatore Sensei.

Our new mat is set up. Wow!

If you’re on your way up, I’ll see you soon.

Video with Testimonials – Aiki Summer Retreat is Almost Here

Join us at Aiki Summer Retreat 2016. It’ll be a blast! The Retreat is June 19 – 25 and the Mini Retreat is June 21 – 25.

The featured instructors will be Michael Friedl Shihan, Kimberly Richardson Sensei, Craig Fife Sensei, and Vince Salvatore Sensei.

This is a video of brief moments in which Michael Friedl Shihan, Kimberly Richardson Sensei, and Craig Fife Sensei teach at Aiki Summer Retreat 2015. This video includes testimonials from people who attended Aiki Summer Retreat 2015.

Click here for more information about Aiki Summer Retreat.

Video – Aiki Summer Retreat is Almost Here!

Join us at Aiki Summer Retreat 2016. It’ll be a blast! The Retreat is June 19 – 25 and the Mini Retreat is June 21 – 25.

The featured instructors will be Michael Friedl Shihan, Kimberly Richardson Sensei, Craig Fife Sensei, and Vince Salvatore Sensei.

This is a video of brief moments in which Michael Friedl Shihan, Kimberly Richardson Sensei, and Craig Fife Sensei teach at Aiki Summer Retreat 2015.

Click here for more information about Aiki Summer Retreat.

Aiki Summer Retreat — Photo of All Instructors

At Aiki Summer Retreat, we had a fair number of instructors. Each day, we had our featured instructors, Senseis Michael Friedl, Kimberly Richardson, Danielle Smith and Craig Fife. We also had instructors for our 7 – 8 am classes — Senseis Forrest Kan, Johnny Newsome, Chuck Hauk, Calvin Koshiyama, and Darrel Berlie. These senior instructors taught and mentored along with Frank Bloksberg (me), Michele Simone, Mark Zwagerman, Erik Haag, Jeramy Hale, Molly Molly Sacco Hale, Sara G Snell, and Mark Kruger.

What a blast!

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Group Photo of Aiki Summer Retreat Instructors

Here’s our incredible lineup of instructors at Aiki Summer Retreat 2015: Michael Friedl Sensei, Kimberly Richardson Sensei, Danielle Smith Sensei, and Craig Fife Sensei. Wow.

They led an absolutely fantastic Retreat.

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Silly Group Photo from Aiki Summer Retreat

Here’s a goofy group photo from Aiki Summer Retreat. You’ll find the serious photo here.

As I said in the last post, this is a great group of people. Not only are they terrific martial artists, they are so much fun.

Silly Group Photo from Aiki Summer Retreat 2015

Silly Group Photo from Aiki Summer Retreat 2015