Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Week Dojo Update

Happy Halloween!

We had a really great class with some remarkable tests last Thursday night.  We had 21 people on the mat to aide and enjoy the testing process.  Thanks to all who perseverance make this dojo what it is, a haven for personal growth and development.

Congratulations to:

Talip Eroglu, 6th Kyu

Aidan McNulty, 5th Kyu

William (Bill) Bechdel, 4th Kyu
Matt McNulty, 4th Kyu

Looking forward...

Thursday night we will be watching more of the Seven Samurai after class.  Relax, bring a beverage and a snack.

This Saturday, November 1st, we will have testing in our kids class.  Please come and show your support for the next generation of Aikidoka!

Keep your schedule clear for Saturday, December 6th, for a regional practice.

Sensei is coming back to the states.  He will be in Boston, Rhode Island, and San Francisco to name a few.  Check the dojo or the Kokikai Facebook page for details.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dojo News

Dojo Testing:

We will be having testing in the 7pm class on Thursday, October 23rd.  Please come and participate in your dojos progress!  Following testing, we will have a social event.  We will watch the movie classic, Seven Samurai.  To make it more interesting, we found a crossword puzzle based on the movie to work on while we watch so we can be uber geeky.  It's a long movie and peope have to work Fridays, so we might do the second half the next week.  The mat will be open, but no formal class at 8pm.

Regional Practice:

Preliminary date is Saturday, December 6th, from 10:15-1:00pm.  There will be some upper kyu rank testing!!! We will be inviting Ithaca, Eastern Sky, and Albany dojos (and anyone else in Kokikai is welcome, too!)

Traffic Alert:

There will be new traffic patterns near the dojo.  St. Paul and Clinton will be converted to 2-way traffic.  Read more about the changes here.

  • Saint Paul Street — between Cumberland Street and Main Street — will be converted from one-way to two-way throughout the day on Thursday, October 16.
  • North Clinton Avenue — between Cumberland Street and Main Street — will be converted from one-way to two-way throughout the day on Friday, October 17