Monday, February 18, 2008

Remember our February Testing

Just a reminder that we will be having testing on Feb. 28 and 29 in the dojo. On the 28th, it will be a testing night with people testing in all three classes - be sure to come and uke and cheer!

Follow Carroll Wilcox Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb

Carroll Wilcox leaves this Friday for his climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You can follow his adventures if you go to He will be with a team of 40 climbers.

Here is some info that will help you follow the updates:
The team will divide and take three routes Two will start on Feb. 25 (Rongai from the North side led by Gary Fallesen of Climbing for Christ, Lemosho from the West led by Rick French of Pack Paddle Ski) and Carroll will be in the third group that will take Macheme from the South . Macheme will merge with Lemosho after about the 3rd day. All 3 reach the summit on dawn of Mar 2nd and finish the descent on Mar 3rd.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Reminder Camp Test Prep

Remember Monday the 18th at 8pm is Camp Test Prep

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Sensei Workshops in USA

As always there will be many opportunities while Sensei is in the U.S. to practice with him in addition to Winter Camp. Here are the events that have been planned so far. You can be sure that more classes will be added as we get closer to Sensei's arrival.

Princeton Y March 19 - for more information contact Dan McDougall:

Aikido Kokikai of NYC March 20 - for more information contact Gary Snyder:

White through Blue Belt Seminars March 22, 23 for more information contact Nancy Demasi:

Rutgers March 26 for more information contact Judy Minot:

Senior Seminars March 29, 30 for more information contact Nancy Demasi:

Sunday, February 3, 2008


February is time for preparing our winter camp test candidates. Please come and help them and the whole Rochester Dojo shine.

Monday 2/4 at 8pm
Monday 2/18 at 8pm
Sunday open mat will be test centric all month
Mondays at 6pm Judy will be doing weapons kata
Mondays at 7pm Marcella will continue her rondori format and offer extra focus on test candidates.

More details to follow...

Rochester students truly stand out at camp because of you.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Black Belt Practice - February 9

There will be a Black Belt Practice on Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 am (with a brief mini update meeting).