Thursday, April 17, 2014

No Evil Bunny!

Open mat is cancelled for this Sun. 4/20...there will be no evil bunny in the dojo!

However it will be business as usual on Sun. 4/27.

Happy Easter/Happy Spring!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Introduction to Aikido

Attention white, orange, blue and brown belts we need your help...

We will be offering an Introduction to Aikido class through Rochester Brainery on Sat. 6/14 from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. We are expecting approximately 20 students.

This will be a great opportunity to attract new students to our dojo.

If you can lend a hand please let Marcella or Brian know.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Group Photo from Saturday's Regional Practice

group photo provided by Judy Warner Sensei from Saturday's Regional Practice (April 12).

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Going through my archives...


High Speed video is just cool.  Here is a fun throw we do against a downward and diagonal attack to the head.  It may not be the most practical throw, but did I say it's FUN...and it teaches a lot about timing, distance, energy...and how to fly!  :)

A student should use every tool available to them to progress their skills.  There is no more honest critic than high speed video of your technique.

Have fun,

"Progress is Happiness"

Busy Weekend...

This Saturday, we had a great line up.  Two of our students treated us to excellent examples of  kyu rank testing during our regional practice.  We had participants from the Eastern Sky dojo, Kokikai Ithaca, RIT as well as many members of our own dojo.  After 2 hours of sweat and fun, we recognized Sensei Judy Warner for her recent promotion to roku (6th) dan.  After class we got to stay and chat while enjoying some refreshments (thanks Marcella!).

Please join me in congratulating:

Aiden McNulty - 6th Kyu

Bruce Xu - 4th Kyu

Please join us on Saturday the 26th to support Hai's 6th kyu test!