Black Belt Class is Friday, 10/14

Aikido'Ka Black Belt Class graphicOur Black Belt class is Friday, October 14 at 6:30 pm.

Molly Hale is teaching.

This class is for black belts and 1st kyus only.

No Youth Classes Today

Hi Everyone,

We’re not having any youth classes today, Monday, 10/3, because I’m going to the airport to pick up my wife. We’ll be having the adult aikido class.plane-large

I’ll see you tomorrow!

Frank Sensei

Congratulations Laszlo!

Laszlo Nemes - 4th Kyu

Laszlo Nemes – 4th Kyu

At our last testing, on September 27, Laszlo Nemes earned his 4th Kyu. Laszlo is an integral member of our dojo. He’s always fun to train with and open to learning. Despite his love for terrible puns, I understand that Laszlo has a good sense of humor. 🙂

Keep up the great training!

October 2016 Testing and Prep. Dates

Ian will be demonstrating for his first kyu on May 16, 2015.

Ian having fun not long before his 1st kyu test.

Here are the dates for our special events, including testing and test preparation dates (these dates/times do not affect our regular schedule) for October:

Tuesday, 4 — Test Prep. Day

Monday, 10 — Adult Beginner Seminar (8th Kyu – 5th Kyu) @ 5:30 pm, Youth Ranks: 8th, 7th, and 6th Kyu Seminar @ 3:30pm and 4:15pm

Tuesday, 11 — Adult Intermediate Seminar (4th and 3rd Kyu) @ 5:30pm Youth Ranks: 7th, 6th, & 5th Kyu Seminar @ 3:30pm and 4:15pm, Shodan Ho Seminar @ 7:00pm

Wednesday, 12 — Adult Advanced Seminar (2nd & 1st Kyu) @ 12pm and 7pm, Youth Ranks: 4th & 3rd Kyu Seminar @ 4:15pm

Thursday, 13 — Adult Beginner Weapons Seminar (8th Kyu – 5th Kyu) @ 5:30pm

Friday, 14 — Adult Black Belt Seminar @ 6:30pm

Saturday, 15 — Women’s Class @ Noon

Wednesday, 19 — Test Prep. Day

Monday, 24 — Test Prep. Day

Tuesday, 25 — Testing and Demo Day: Youth Class @ 4pm, Adult Class @ 5:30pm

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.

Kayla Feder Sensei Seminar

Kayla Feder SenseiPlease join us for Kayla Feder Sensei’s first visit to Aikido’Ka. Feder Sensei is a terrific instructor and aikidoist. She is, simply, one of the most fun people to train with anywhere, anytime. Enjoy!

Kayla Sensei began her Aikido training in 1973 when she was 9-years-old. She has trained continuously for 43 years. When she was 16, Sensei traveled to Iwama, Japan, to study with Morihiro Saito Shihan, 9th dan. In subsequent trips to Japan, Kayla Sensei trained with a number of other Shihan who trained under the founder.

Kayla Sensei has also trained with and been strongly influenced by Doran Shihan, Nadeau Shihan, Saotome Shihan, and Ikeda Shihan. She received the rank of 6th dan in 2004.

Kayla Sensei has taught seminars throughout the US, Europe, and Israel. In addition to her Aikido accomplishments, she received a Masters degree in Holistic Health Education from JFK University in 1998.

Kayla Sensei’s teaching style supports the individual growth of each student.  Her training and teaching are warm and welcoming.

You will immensely enjoy training with Kayla Feder Sensei.

For more information about the seminar and to register, click here.

Molly, Jeramy, and Test Prep Class

Molly and Jeramy Hale

Molly and Jeramy Hale

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 30, Molly and Jeramy Hale will be attending their very first class since moving up here! Yea!

Please attend and give Molly and Jeramy a big welcome.

Saturday morning classes are test preparation time. You work on what you need to and have a great time doing it.

Class is from 10:30 am – noon.

See you on the mat.

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.