Thursday, March 16, 2017

Winter Camp 2017

Winter camp 2017 has come and gone but it has left indelible footprints.   In its wake are left clear and unmistakable signs of progress.   We were witness to the graduation of Jason McEvoy to the rank of shodan; a gateway to a deeper level of study.  Alone that would be quite satisfying, however the long hours and decades of cumulative dedication of two of our members were made evident in their sandan tests.  Alan Tamayo and Ray Easton clearly demonstrated their skill and competence in Sunday's testing. 

As Sensei has often said, progress is happiness.  Thanks to the continued dedication of our dojo and especially these exemplary aikidoka, we can be both proud and happy.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Stellaaaaaa! - Wednesday 3/15 - Class Cancelled

Since winter storm Stella continues to blanket us with snow...class is cancelled for this evening - Wed. 3/15.

Hope to see you on Thurs. 3/16 at 6:00 pm to celebrate our great winter camp tests and to present some certifcates from summer camp testing.

Stay warm, stay safe!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14th Classes Cancelled


Welcome to March in Rochester.  Based on current conditions and the projected additional snow fall / wind combination,  let's plan on enjoying a night off tonight.   

Save your energy and be sure to come out Thursday night to celebrate the great testing efforted at camp this weekend as well as provide certificates from summer camp testing.

Stay warm and get home safely, 


Monday, March 13, 2017

Belts and Certificates

Please join us on Thurs. 3/16/17 at 6:00 pm for after camp belt and certificate presentations.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Winter Camp 2017 - Test/Camp Prep

It’s time for camp/test prep!

Winter Camp is scheduled for March 10-12 at The Hun School in Princeton, NJ and that means…

The 2017 winter session of camp/test prep kicks off tomorrow Tues., January 24.

All are welcome and as usual, we will kick it up a notch for camp/test prep classes. Beginners will be taken good care of so don't hesitate to come as well.

Camp/test prep will run for 6 weeks, every Tuesday night from 6:00-7:00 pm with additional prep as needed on Thursday.

As usual, week 1 and 6 will run a little longer to accommodate videotaping of test candidates and review after class. Remember, if you are not testing, we will need ukes of all types, so please come and support your fellow aikidoka.

Camp/test prep has been a long-standing tradition in Rochester which, with your support we’ll continue to enhance everyone's quality of practice.

Thank you,

Marcella and Brian