Beginning Aikido: Adult Introductory Workshop – Jan 10, 2015

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015 ~ 2:00pm - 5:00pm Beginning Aikido is a FREE workshop offered on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 2:00pm – 5:00 pm. This FREE workshop will be taught jointly by senior students of Aikido Shugyo Dojo. It is for new members (in their first six months) at Aikido Shugyo Dojo, and others who have no experience in Aikido, but are interested in trying. This workshop offers a comfortable atmosphere in which to try new things and to ask questions. Please bring a t-shirt and loose-fitting pants. For more information, please contact Fran Turner. Elements in the workshop, Beginning Aikido, include: Ukemi—fear of falling, balance, power Timing—dynamic vs. static practice, waiting Contact—controls, locks, pins, contact exercises Centred Movement—weapons demonstration, selected techniques Breathing—ki and relaxation Demonstrations of weapons practice, dealing with multiple attackers and technique reversals ...
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Beginning Aikido: Adult Introductory Workshop – Jan 11, 2014

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014 -2:00pm - 5:00pm Beginning Aikido is a FREE workshop offered on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This FREE workshop will be taught jointly by senior students of Aikido Shugyo Dojo. It is for new members (in their first six months) at Aikido Shugyo Dojo, and others who have no experience in Aikido, but are interested in trying. This workshop offers a comfortable atmosphere in which to try new things and to ask questions. Please bring a t-shirt and loose-fitting pants. For more information, please contact Fran Turner. Elements in the workshop, Beginning Aikido, include: Ukemi—fear of falling, balance, power Timing—dynamic vs. static practice, waiting Contact—controls, locks, pins, contact exercises Centred Movement—weapons demonstration, selected techniques Breathing—ki and relaxation Demonstrations of weapons practice, dealing with multiple attackers and technique reversals ...
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Beginning Aikido: Adult Introductory Workshop – Sept 21, 2013

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 -2:00pm - 5:00pm Beginning Aikido is a FREE workshop offered on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This FREE workshop will be taught jointly by senior students of Aikido Shugyo Dojo. It is for new members (in their first six months) at Aikido Shugyo Dojo, and others who have no experience in Aikido, but are interested in trying. This workshop offers a comfortable atmosphere in which to try new things and to ask questions. Please bring a t-shirt and loose-fitting pants. For more information, please contact Fran Turner. Elements in the workshop, Beginning Aikido, include: Ukemi—fear of falling, balance, power Timing—dynamic vs. static practice, waiting Contact—controls, locks, pins, contact exercises Centred Movement—weapons demonstration, selected techniques Breathing—ki and relaxation Demonstrations of weapons practice, dealing with multiple attackers and technique reversals ...
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Beginning Aikido: An Introductory Workshop – June 8, 2013

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013 -2:00pm - 5:00pm Beginning Aikido is a FREE workshop offered on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This FREE workshop will be taught jointly by senior students of Aikido Shugyo Dojo. It is for new members (in their first six months) at Aikido Shugyo Dojo, and others who have no experience in Aikido, but are interested in trying. This workshop offers a comfortable atmosphere in which to try new things and to ask questions. Please bring a t-shirt and loose-fitting pants. For more information, please contact Fran Turner. Elements in the workshop, Beginning Aikido, include: Ukemi—fear of falling, balance, power Timing—dynamic vs. static practice, waiting Contact—controls, locks, pins, contact exercises Centred Movement—weapons demonstration, selected techniques Breathing—ki and relaxation Demonstrations of weapons practice, dealing with multiple attackers and technique reversals ...
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Beginning Aikido: An Introductory Workshop – February 23, 2013

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013 -2:00pm - 5:00pm Beginning Aikido is a FREE workshop offered on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This FREE workshop will be taught jointly by senior students of Aikido Shugyo Dojo. It is for new members (in their first six months) at Aikido Shugyo Dojo, and others who have no experience in Aikido, but are interested in trying. This workshop offers a comfortable atmosphere in which to try new things and to ask questions. Please bring a t-shirt and loose-fitting pants. For more information, please contact Fran Turner. Elements in the workshop, Beginning Aikido, include: Ukemi—fear of falling, balance, power Timing—dynamic vs. static practice, waiting Contact—controls, locks, pins, contact exercises Centred Movement—weapons demonstration, selected techniques Breathing—ki and relaxation Demonstrations of weapons practice, dealing with multiple attackers and technique reversals ...
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Beginning Aikido: An Introductory Workshop – September 22, 2012

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 -2:00pm - 5:00pm Beginning Aikido is a FREE workshop offered on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This FREE workshop will be taught jointly by senior students of Aikido Shugyo Dojo. It is for new members (in their first six months) at Aikido Shugyo Dojo, and others who have no experience in Aikido, but are interested in trying. This workshop offers a comfortable atmosphere in which to try new things and to ask questions. Please bring a t-shirt and loose-fitting pants. For more information, please contact Fran Turner. Elements in the workshop, Beginning Aikido, include: Ukemi—fear of falling, balance, power Timing—dynamic vs. static practice, waiting Contact—controls, locks, pins, contact exercises Centred Movement—weapons demonstration, selected techniques Breathing—ki and relaxation Demonstrations of weapons practice, dealing with multiple attackers and technique reversals ...
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Beginning Aikido: An Introductory Workshop – Spring 2012

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012 -2:00pm - 5:00pm Beginning Aikido is a FREE workshop offered on Saturday, May 26th, 2012 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. This FREE workshop will be taught jointly by senior students of Aikido Shugyo Dojo. It is for new members (in their first six months) at Aikido Shugyo Dojo, and others who have no experience in Aikido, but are interested in trying. This workshop offers a comfortable atmosphere in which to try new things and to ask questions. Please bring a t-shirt and loose-fitting pants. For more information, please contact Fran Turner. Elements in the workshop, Beginning Aikido, include: Ukemi—fear of falling, balance, power Timing—dynamic vs. static practice, waiting Contact—controls, locks, pins, contact exercises Centred Movement—weapons demonstration, selected techniques Breathing—ki and relaxation Demonstrations of weapons practice, dealing with multiple attackers and technique reversals ...
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Family Time / Aikido = Awesome!

by Falon Webb, parent Our experience with Aikido Shugyo Dojo has been nothing short of wonderful. With such a limited amount of time available to families nowadays, how we choose to spend that time is becoming increasingly important.  When our children embark on new classes we consider: are they enjoying themselves;  does the activity provide the opportunity to learn new and valuable skills; by spending our time engaging in this activity are we helping our children learn the value of today's most fleeting resource—time? We can, without a doubt, say that Shugyo has shone far above our hopes and expectations. Upon leaving after his first class, our son Jack, a cautious fellow, announced for the first time in his history of first classes, “That was awesome! Can we come back tomorrow?” It took only the first class to convince us we had found what we were looking for.  It was beautiful to see the true nature of the children come flooding out. The older ones...
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Beginning Aikido: An Introductory Workshop – Winter 2012

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012 -2:00pm - 5:00pm Beginning Aikido is a workshop offered on Saturday, February 18th, 2012 from2:00 - 5:00 pm. This FREE workshop will be taught jointly by senior students of Aikido Shugyo Dojo. It is for new members (in their first six months) at Aikido Shugyo Dojo, and others who have no experience in Aikido, but are interested in trying. This workshop offers a comfortable atmosphere in which to try new things and to ask questions. Please bring a t-shirt and loose-fitting pants. For more information, please contact Fran Turner. Elements in the workshop, Beginning Aikido, include: Ukemi—fear of falling, balance, power Timing—dynamic vs. static practice, waiting Contact—controls, locks, pins, contact exercises Centred Movement—weapons demonstration, selected techniques Breathing—ki and relaxation Demonstrations of weapons practice, dealing with multiple attackers and technique reversals ...
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New Challenges

by Sheridan Torres, 6th kyu I started Aikido a few weeks back. When I first called the dojo to ask if I could get some information on the classes, I was just told to drop in and see for myself. To tell you the truth, I got excited and tried to get there as soon as I could. When I walked into the dojo, the air seemed clean and the space seemed bright. Now, it could have just been the lights and the ventilation, but all in all it seemed different somehow. As I watched the students practice Aikido looked like a slow martial art that would not be difficult to learn. But when I began to actually start practicing it, it changed my whole perspective. With each different move there would always be some kind of little adjustments that had to be made. It could be anything from posture, proper footing, movement or direction – there is always something to be...
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