Friday, March 23, 2012

Cecilia Ricciotti Sensei - Guest Instructor

Please join us on Saturday, April 28th at the Downtown dojo for a seminar with guest instructor, Cecilia Ricciotti Sensei (7th Dan-Aikido Kokikai).

Class times:
10:00 am - 12 noon (open to all students)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (brown and black belts)

Party time:
TBA - watch the bulletin board for more details

Register now for this "sure to be insightful" seminar!

$20 for one class or $30 for both.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

About the Dojo

Aikido Kokikai of Rochester is an all volunteer run group dedicated to the study of Kokikai-ryu Aikido. None of our staff or instructors receive any compensation, in fact, everybody pays the same dues! What does this mean? It means you will find a family of people devoted to a common interest without the pressure of dues contracts, constant testing fees for "tips" or "stripes", or restrictions on your learning opportunities. Sure, if you want a clean dojo you might have to pick up a mop or dust rag, but you will be cleaning right next to your instructors. A constant reminder that we are all always students.

Monday, March 12, 2012

It’s time for spring cleaning!

It’s that time again…time to clean the dojo and get it ready for the Gandhi Institute visit on March 31 (for more details see Bob Martini) and Cecelia Sensei’s visit in April.

Please join me on Saturday, March 24 after the adult class at 11:00 am to clean the dojo.

With a group of 4-5 people we should be able to clean the dojo in about 1-1.5 hours.

A list of cleaning tasks will be posted beforehand and can be done at any time before, during or after the scheduled clean up.

***Also planning on adding a few patches where needed on the mat. If you have hand sewing skills and can help, please let me know.***

Questions, see Marcella.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Camp Testing Congratulations

We had a great showing at camp. Everyone's hard work and dedication paid off in a series of excellent tests. Please join us in congratulating:

2nd Kyu
Jordan Bell
Hugh Higgins

1st Kyu
Peter Veazie
Adrien Florian(RIT)
Devon Gill (RIT)
Alfred Lee (RIT)

Karl Sarkozy
Craig Steinberger
Rich Savacool(ES)

Candy Martens
Scott Stoner

Also, we were honored by two Yondon promotions:
Brian Martens
Mike Lewis

Thanks to all for your hard work and dedication.