Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Nothing happened

Nothing happened on my walk after dinner tonight.  Nothing happened as the young woman of a couple ran up ahead of her male companion.   Nothing happened as he walked at my 7 o'clock. Nothing happened as I picked up my pace a half step,  still at my 7.  Nothing happened as I slowed my pace a half step, still at my 7, the girl up ahead looking back. Nothing happened as the girl started back imploring her companion to go saying "I don't like him". Nothing happened as I cut right at the next street.

Were they just out for a stroll after a few drinks or were they on the hunt?  Trouble does come in numbers,  but awareness is ki to not finding it.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Regional Practice

The Rochester and Eastern Sky dojos invite any and all Kokikai students who wish to join us for a pre-camp regional practice from 10AM to Noon on Saturday, July 23rd.

We will be "borrowing" Cecelia Sensei's June Seminar format.  Stay tuned for a detailed schedule of instructors and topics to be covered.  We will also be doing some testing, so please feel free to come and visit.  Let us know if you need a place to crash.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Camp/Test Prep Starts Next Week!

It’s time for camp/test prep! 

Summer Camp is scheduled for July 28-31 at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ and that means…

The 2016 summer session of camp/test prep kicks off next week on Thurs., June 9. 

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 Thursday from 6:00-7:00 pm and continued in the 7:00-8:00 pm class. 


  • A weekly challenge will be facilitated by test candidates (think Bring Sally Up/Down!) 
  • As usual, week 1 and 6 we’ll have video review for baseline and progress. However both nights filming will begin at 6:45 pm followed immediately by review. We are hoping this will allow more people to participate 

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

Friday, April 29, 2016

Kokikai Events for Spring/Summer 2016

Kokikai Events for Spring/Summer 2016-

Additional details and seminar forms can be found in the dojo. Check the bulletin board or ask a black belt.

May –
5/13-5/15 - Seminar with Rick Goodman Sensei hosted by Eastern Sky Kokikai

June –
6/11-6/12 – 3rd Annual June Workshop - Seminar with various Kokikai instructors – Rowan University – Glassboro, NJ

July –
7/28-7/31 – 40th Annual Summer Camp - Rowan University – Glassboro, NJ

August –
8/5-8/6 - Seminar with Sensei hosted by Aikido Kokikai Rochester 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Testing in the Dojo

Congratulations to Aaron, Ken, and Scott on their tests this week!  Watching the dojo grow and progress is ever inspiring.

Testing on 4/21 were:

6th Kyu:

Aaron Micheau
Ken Armstrong

4th Kyu

Scott Andrews