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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Congratulations due for the latest kyu testing!

We had an awesome turnout on Saturday (1/14/17) to support and witness the growth of our fellow students and dojo. Please join me in congratulating them on their progress and continued dedication to the art and their own personal development. 6th Kyu: Tom Gilbert Tyler Mills 5th Kyu: Aaron Micheau 4th Kyu: Yingtong (Bobbi) Bu

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dojo Testing Saturday 1/14/16

There will be testing in the dojo this Saturday in the 10 o'clock class. Please come and support you fellow aikidoka! Keep an eye out for details for Senior Testing Boot Camp starting the last week of January.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Annual New Year's Day Class @10AM

Start 2017 off on the right foot, with Aikido! Current, past, and new students welcome! Resolve to be a better you!

Our New Year's Day Class is a Rochester Dojo tradition for decades. It's a class we use to mark our dedication to a practice which continues to be such a rich and rewarding component of our lives. Our practice is not just about learning "to boot people in the head" (Google it, it's funny) but about how our time invested in the dojo yields returns in our daily lives. Aikido practice helps manage stress but more importantly it teaches you how to process events in a more constructive manner so that the stress doesn't manifest in the first place. It's an odd thing to say that putting yourself in a dojo where people are going to attack you repeatedly lowers stress, but there is a logic to it. Your fellow students create a sort of play for you in every attack, scaled personally for your level with the goal of your personal growth. Then, you return their favor by being sensitive to their needs to grow and giving yourself to play that part in their story.

The best way to truly understand this is to experience it first hand. We invite new students and old friends to come to this New Year's Day class, or any of our classes for that matter, to start or renew that fire within.

Sunday January 1st, 10AM, Every Year!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

The dojo will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thurs. 11/24.

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!