Monday, March 31, 2008

April Monday 8pm Classes

April 7th: Initiative

April 14th: Demo Training

April 21st: Uke Class

April 28th: Weapons (of opportunity?)

Beware the loganberry!


Saturday, April 5 at 10am will be testing for our two RIT students, Adam Bosen and John Hawley, for 2nd kyu. Please come and cheer them on!!! (And, there will be refreshments after.)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Question/Comment for the dojo?

If you have any questions/comments for us, please ask them as a comment on this post. We will post an answer quickly.

Spring Cleaning

Please join in a general cleaning of the dojo on Saturday, April 12 after 10 am class. Watch for more information on the dojo bulletin board or ask Brad Dingman any questions.

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Dark Side

3/24, 8pm (brown belts & up)

The Homework Assignment

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

April 5

Please mark your calendars for April 5 with a big star! We will be hosting brown belt testing in our dojo for two RIT students. This is a very special event. Please plan to attend - both to uke and to cheer these students as they demonstrate their technique.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rob Jacob Success

Congrats to Rob Jacob. He has qualified for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:30:14. It sounds like it was a heroic effort as he reported he had to stop a mile 23 for a bit with a stitch in his side. But he made the finish line with 45 seconds to spare on a qualifying time.

Way to go Rob!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March 22 Mind/Body Class

Mike Hillenbrand will be teaching our first mind/body class of the new year on Saturday, March 22 at 11 am. Members and family/significant others are invited to attend.

Mike's mind body will cover some basic Shiatsu technique and simple applications for the head and shoulder region as well as some self shiatsu (no partner needed).

Monday, March 10, 2008


Winter Camp 2008 is complete. A good group of people from Rochester attended and Sensei was at his best. On Saturday, March 15, we will have a special focus in the 10 am class on material from Camp.

Congratulations to all who tested:

Steve Perino

1st Kyu
Anna Ka

2nd Kyu
Alan Tamayo
Karl Sarkozy

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Question/Comment for the dojo?

If you have any questions/comments for us, please ask them as a comment on this post. We will post an answer quickly.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Going to winter camp but have not registered yet?

I have pre-registered for winter camp but will not be able to make it :-(

If anyone is going that has not registered, contact me about using my pre-registration.

Jim Austin

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Our newest orange belts

As just mentioned, we did some testing last week in the dojo. Here are our latest orange belts - Darrell King, Zach Keep, and Mark Panek.

Be sure to congratulate them when you see them!

Congratulations in Order

Eight people tested on February 28 and 29. Great demonstrations, everyone!

6th kyu
Zach Keep
Darrell King
Mark Panek

5th kyu
Maria Kanakis
Yukiko Maezawa
Dan Rozman

3rd kyu
Ray Easton
Craig Steinberger

A Great Send Off

February 28 was Jim Lahue's last evening class in the dojo. So many students and instructors showed up to wish him off that we had to splice together two photos to get everyone. Jim has decided to stop aikido practice to pursue a personal journey. We all deeply appreciate his many years of service as co-chief instructor and wish him the best.

Welcome to the dark side.

An advanced class covering the often unspoken options during technique and the reality of executing on the street.

Black, Brown, and Summer Camp Brown belt candidates only.

Monday March 24th at 8pm

(Bonus trivia: learn the link to the evil bunny!)

Test Prep -Monday March 3rd, 8pm

Monday 3/3 is camp test prep. Come support our test candidates before they head off to camp this weekend.