Update on Classes in August

Both the Youth Class and the Adult Class will be cancelled on Thursday, August 6, due to the television show Nashville being filmed next door at The Post.

We will be having a mini-seminar and open house on Saturday, August 8.

Because of the mini-seminar on August 8, we will not be having our usual “Second Friday” class and dinner on Friday, August 14. A regular Keiko will be held that night.

We will be having kyu testing for several students from the Cookeville dojo on Saturday, August 15 and will need plenty of ukes.

Class cancelled Thursday, August 6 and other stuff

Class will be cancelled on Thursday night, August 6, due to filming of the TV show, Nashville, at our next door neighbor, The Post.  Please everyone try to come out to our Mini-seminar and Open House on Saturday, August 8.  There are scheduled to be 4 kyu tests.  On the following Saturday, August 15, some of Mark’s students will be coming down from the Cookeville dojo for kyu testing. We will need plenty of ukes, so try to come out for that, as well, and support our fellow students from the Cookeville dojo.


Nashville Aikikai will be sponsoring and open house on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 12:30.  Drop by, meet our students, and see what aikido is all about.

Also on Saturday, August 8, 2015, Tom and Mary McIntire Sensei will be teaching a mini-seminar.  Classes will be 10:00 to 12:00 and 3:00 to 5:00.  Cost is $25 for the seminar or $15 per class for non-members.  There will be kyu testing (you know who you are – and if you don’t, ask Mary Sensei).

Thank you!

Thank you to Ikeda Sensei and all of our guests for a great seminar!  We were all inspired by your encouragement to continue growing and developing our Aikido. We look forward to seeing you again next May.

Ikeda Sensei Seminar Group Picture May 2015

Thank you to Saotome Shihan for a great seminar. And congratulations to Mark Miller on a fabulous Sandan test.

The RW has been very busy with work, and so is a little late in posting this.  Nonetheless, many thanks to Saotome Shihan for a great seminar March 27-29.  We also thank all of our visitors for coming to train with us.   Finally, a very belated  congratulations to Mark Miller on a great Sandan test.  These photos were obtained from Mark’s FaceBook Page.  For a video of Mark’s test, please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGZ6fg3T7T8 or go to our Videos and Photos from Tests page for a link to the video.

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Christmas Schedule, Sunday Class Updates, Shade Tree Clinic, ASU Dues

Update on the Christmas Schedule:
Morning Class will be cancelled from Monday, December 22 through Friday, January 2. Morning Class will resume with its usual schedule on Monday, January 5.
Evening Classes will be cancelled December 24, 25, and 26 AND December 31, January 1 and 2 (Wednesday through Friday both weeks).
Saturday and Sunday classes will meet on their normal schedules throughout the holidays.

For the remainder of December, the Sunday class will start at 10:00 AM. Starting on Sunday, January 4, the Sunday Class will start at 1:30 PM.

Please remember our holiday charity, the Shade Tree Clinic. We will continue to collect donations until the first of the year.

ASU dues will need to be paid in January for anyone 5th Kyu or above.
Kyu: $45.00
Yudansha: $75.00
Please make the check payable to Nashville Aikikai and indicate that you are paying ASU dues in the memo line. The dojo will send a single check to ASU to pay all of our dues together.

Thanks and have a great holiday.