Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thanks to all...

We had a very successful bit of cleaning on Saturday. We got a lot of the items on the list done.

We'll still need weekly cleaning to keep us in shape for next week's seminar. Also, if you missed Saturday and want to help with one of the projects, come see me. The fridge could use cleaning out too.

The dojo should feel like an extension of our homes and Saturday was proof of that.

Thanks everyone.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Congratulations to Hugh Higgins for a great fifth kyu test on Saturday!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Cleaning

It's that time again. Please pitch in and help get the dojo ready for the Seminar with Leon Sensei (and for us). After class on Saturday April 24th we will be doing a thorough cleaning of the dojo and we need everyone to pitch in. If you can't make it then, please consider doing one of the items on the "must" list prior to then.

By the end of day April 24th we want to have at least done the following:

Clean all radiators
Wash all Windows
Wash walls outside of dressing rooms, all the way to ceiling (need ladders)
Dust everything
Organize the locker rooms
Organize cabinets

Bonus Items:
Get exhaust fan working in skylight
Cover/hide areas on the ceiling in the front
Paint wall with Mirror to match rest of dojo
Repair/Replace Damaged Mirror
Build/Buy Trash & Recycling Center (instead of the giant trash cans)

Did I miss anything? It's our home away from home and with everyone doing just a little it will all get done. Contact me if you want to work on any of the bonus items.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The show must go on...

First - No one was hurt.
Second - Our space had NO damage.
Third - There was a fire in our building, down the hall in Victoria's studio.
Fourth - There will be no class interruptions. We only lost the 6pm class because of limited traffic in the area. Mark held the 7pm class.

Thanks to Seth from the wood shop next door for vacuuming up the little bit of water that got into our rugs at the door.

Thanks to Rochester Fire Department who responded quickly and did so much to get the water out of the building.

Best Wishes to Victoria as she puts her life back in order. For those of you who do not know, Victoria has space down the hall from the freight elevator. She makes really exquisite jewelry and other art objects. She has been our neighbor for I think over a decade. Please visit her site and let others know about her work. I bet she could use the extra advertising right about now.

Victoria Moore

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Leon Brooks Sensei Seminar

We are again excited to be offering the opportunity to experience the unique expressions of aikido by Leon Brooks Sensei. If you missed him last spring you won't want to miss him this year.
Please join us on May 7th, 8th, and 9th for a full weekend seminar. For details please email us.