The California Aikido Association twice annual Friendship Training is this weekend, so we won’t be having classes Friday – Sunday (August 25 – 27). If you want to join in the fun, we’ll be at Aikido West in Redwood City on Saturday and Sunday. The instructors on Saturday are Frank Doran Shihan and Calvin Koshiyama Sensei. That will be great.
Because of scheduling conflicts, we’re moving Craig Fife Sensei’s Seminar, along with Gideon Haimovitz’s shodan (first degree black belt) test. The event will happen in October or November, I’m not exactly sure when yet. I should know very soon.
In the meantime, here’s the link for info and to register.
Be sure to have this on your calendar: On Saturday, September 16, 2017, around 10 am, Gideon Haimovitz will be doing his shodan (first degree black belt) exam. The exam is during Craig Fife Sensei’s seminar, September 15 – 17, 2017.
Gideon is a long-time student of Aikido’Ka, going on 7 years. Everyone who knows Gideon thinks the world of him and he’s immense fun to train with. His exam will be amazing.
Gideon is the third home-grown black belt for me, after Gabriel Cuppet and Ian Isbell. Both Gabriel and Ian did amazing tests. I expect Gideon’s to be the best yet.
Everyone is welcome to watch, at no charge. If you want to train during the seminar (which you really ought to do!), click here to register.
As you can see from the flyer, Craig Fife Sensei will be at Aikido’Ka September 15 – 17. Our good friend Gideon Haimovitz will do his shodan test on Saturday morning, September 16, at about 10 am.
Many folks will know Craig Sensei from being one of the Aiki Summer Retreat headliners. He’s an extraordinary aikido instructor and an absolutely first-rate person. You will enjoy yourself and learn a tremendous amount at this seminar. Please join us!
Craig Fife Sensei is the founder and chief instructor of Aikido Northwest. Since 2013, Fife Sensei has been one of the headliners of Aiki Summer Retreat, with Michael Friedl Shihan and Kimberly Richardson Sensei. He began his aikido training in 1973 in Boise, Idaho. Fife Sensei currently holds the rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt), from the Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. This rank was awarded to him by his teacher, Frank Doran Shihan.
In addition to Fife Sensei’s personal study of Aikido, he has been actively teaching Aikido since 1980. Fife Sensei has also been a student of Iaido since 1990 and currently holds the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt) from the All United States Kendo Federation. Fife Sensei is a member of the California Aikido Association Teaching Committee.
For more info and to register for the seminar, click here.