Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Day 2015 Special

Ever wanted to try a martial art?  Do you need to find a way to reduce stress, feel more connected with your body, have greater confidence?  Come try Aikido and start the new year off right.  Come join us for our annual New Year's Day class.  New students who come to this class can practice all of January for just $5!

Class starts at 10AM and goes through 11:30AM with light refreshments (read that as sugar based goodness) and open mat until noon.

Happy New Year from Aikido Kokikai of Rochester!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Close of 2014 Holiday Schedule

As we enjoy ourselves with food, beverage, and family, the dojo will take a back seat while we rest, recuperate, and relax.  For the winter holidays, there will be no (regular) classes on 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1.

We will be having our annual New Year's Day class at 10am to welcome the next chapter in our training with a renewed dedication and energy.

You can see our updated calendar here:
If there are any last minute closings due to weather, they will get posted on our here to the blog site.

Be Safe and Enjoy the Holidays!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Another Great Regional Practice!

Another very successful regional practice is under our collective obi.  We had students from Rochester, Eastern Sky, Webster, and RIT dojos sharing ideas while having a lot of fun.  There were 17 students in the kids class followed by 29 students in the adult class, 16 of which ranked shodan or higher!  In addition to that we had 3 more students who came out to support the event despite feeling a bit under the weather and a former student who stopped in to visit. (good to see you Michael)  There were no lions or tigers but we did have two small bears!

We were also treated to three great tests, so please join me in congratualting:

5th Kyu
Michael Donatelli (Webster)

2nd Kyu
Ayano Ninomiya (Rochester)

1st Kyu
Samantha Newmark (Rochester)

The class went for 2 and half hours, more than 1/2 survived:

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Reminder: Saturday Dec 6th is Regional Practice

Practice is open to all Kokikai students.  There is no mat fee.  The regional practices are great opportunities to share experiences between dojos in an informal setting.  We will also have some testing so please come and support your fellow students.  We will start at 10AM and go until at least 12:30 but come for what you can.  Tests will be mixed in throughout the class.

See you there!