Monday, December 28, 2009

Thanks and Congrats

We are happy to announce that Harold Leve will be taking over administration of our Kids Aikido Program in January. Chris Steerman will continue to teach some of the time. We want to take this opportunity to congratulate Harold and to thank Chris for her many years of service to the program.

Brian and Judy
Co-chief Instructors

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monday Coffee

Join us for coffee after the Monday morning class tomorrow.

We are going to check out Java's at 16 Gibbs Street after class.

So we'll see you at class and then there!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ever want to practice at a different dojo?

When was the last time you went to a morning class? Are you a morning student? How about visiting one of the evening classes? Different classes can be like visiting a new dojo without the travel. I have met students from the morning classes for the first time at Camp!

The week between Christmas and New Years many of us have some extra time off from our normal daily schedule. So, why not add an extra practice session with people you don't normally practice with and gain perspectives from teachers you don't normally get the chance to learn from? Let the invasion begin! :)

Happy and safe holidays!

...and don't forget the New Years Day class at 10AM.

Could there be some Darkside served up for breakfast on Monday? Only one way to find out....

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Our dojo is closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
We will reopen with Adult Class on Saturday at 10 am.
See you then.

(No Kids Class this Saturday)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

David Nachman Sensei Seminar

Reminder to all that registration forms are in the dojo. Contact Candy if you would like to pay via paypal. See here for details.

The seminar is open to all levels. Instructors have a special schedule on Friday so blackbelts should see Judy or Brian for details (and homework).

Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Snow Cancellations

It is that time of the year again and yesterday was a good reminder!

Here is our 'official' snow cancellation policy:

Our dojo rarely cancels classes due to snow - even in the mornings! If we are having blizzard conditions and you are wondering if classes will be canceled, then you probably shouldn't be driving and should just stay home and use the time to practice some weapons kata.

Our dojo phone message will not give you information on cancellations. Some instructors will post a note on the blog if they are canceling classes due to snow, or they may give you their cell phone numbers so you can check with them directly. Check with your instructors to see how they will handle snow emergencies in the classes they are responsible for, but, in general, just use common sense and err on the side of safety.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Special upcoming dates for the dojo

January 1 - New Year's Day class at 10 am. More info to follow.

January 9-10 - Workshop with David Nachman. More info to follow!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

News to Share!

A message from Rick Packard:

Kokikai Chief Instructor Judy Warner has posted notice that Kokikai International Founder and President Shuji Maruyama Sensei has approved Brian Marten's appointment as Co-Chief Instructor of our dojo.

As dojo president, I want to extend Brian congratulations on behalf of the entire membership. Please give Brian your personal best wishes when you see him.

And also, "Happy Holidays!" to you and your families.