Monday, October 27, 2008



Come join us as we celebrate 25 years of practice in
Rochester! We would like to welcome current & former members to
catch up with fellow aikidoka that you may not have seen in awhile.
New to Aikido? We want to meet you too!

The format for the Open House will be OPEN MAT and an
informal reception. Come whether you're interested in just catching
up or slamming on old friend on the mat. If you can't find that old
Gi, sweats are just fine.

As a thank you to our new, current, and
once-and-future students for attending, we will have a massage
therapist on site to help you work out some of the kinks. Light
refreshments will be served.

Cumberland Street (2

NY 14605


Sunday, October 26, 2008

This week in Rochester

Monday night's 8pm class will be weapons tori and kata.

Don't forget, Wednesday the 29th at 6:30 we are having an open house to welcome both newly interested students as well as old friends. Come say hello. There will be open mat if you wish to play, a massage therapist, and, of course, refreshments.

See you there!

Costumes optional (really, no one is dressing up, honest, but there will be Candy and some candy)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Updated Testing Info

Here is an update to our next testing which will be on Saturday, November 15 at 10 am.

Alex Sarkozy (3rd kyu)

Cyndi Lovejoy (6th kyu)
Jordan Bell (6th kyu)
Peter Veazie (6th kyu)

Please plan to attend.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Guess who came to class!

Remember Sergei? He is now practicing in Los Alamos, NM. Sergei was in Rochester for two days at a conference and stopped in Tuesday night to practice. He will be back on Wednesday night. If you have time, please stop in and say hi. His aikido has grown wonderfully and he is a fun uke.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dark Side

Monday at 8pm

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Regional Practice

Our next regional practice will be on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10 am. Practice will be from 10 - 11:30. Please make your best effort to attend.

Testing in the Dojo

Our next tests will be on Saturday, November 15 at 10 am. Among those testing will be

Cyndi Lovejoy (6th kyu)
Jordan Bell (6th kyu)
Peter Veazie (6th kyu)

Please plan to attend.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

U of R Students to Visit Downtown Dojo

Bob Martini will be bringing his Tues./Thurs. night U of R class to the downtown dojo on Thurs. Oct. 16 at 8:00 pm.

For many of the students this will be their first visit to our dojo, let's help Bob to make them feel welcome, please come and practice if you can!

For more information please contact Bob Martini at 585-507-7730.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Last Black Belt Meeting of the Year

Our last Black Belt Meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday night, October 14 at 8 pm. Please attend.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Monday night at 8pm we will work on taking what Leon Sensei calls "Initiative." We will work on drawing attention of an attacker from another person (intervention), guard exercises, and determiing natural flinch responses to different "leads."

Come play.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Boo! - Open House, Wednesday, October 29

the aikido kokikai of rochester dojo is on facebook. if you have a facebook account, please show your support and become a member of the group by clicking here,

also, please save this date, on Wednesday, October 29th, we will be holding an OPEN HOUSE from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

we are seeking volunteers from active and current dojo members to help set up and promote this event which will have a Halloween theme.

the format of the Open House will be informal, we will not have regular classes that day but instead have an Open Mat like we do on Sundays.

please be sure to invite all your friends, relatives and acquaintances.

light refreshments will be served and we are planning to have a massage therapist present to help work the kinks out

additional details to follow.