Monthly Archives: July 2011

Aikido After School

If you’re looking for a healthy outlet for your child’s pent-up energy, or you think it’s time your kid got some real activity before s/he loses the use of her/his limbs, Nashville Aikikai has after school aikido classes for ages 9 to 17 every Tuesday and Thursday from 5PM to 6PM.  Non-competitive.  No contracts.

We also have classes for younger children on Saturday afternoons.

Next Introductory Class (August 22, 2011)

NEXT INTRODUCTORY CLASS MONDAY AUGUST 22, 2011.

Nashville Aikikai offers an eight week Introductory Class for people with no previous aikido experience. Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Students are encouraged, but not required, to start at or near the beginning of a session. There is no need to preregister. Please wear loose-fitting clothing, such as a T-shirt and yoga pants.  Please arrive 30 minutes before class on the first day to allow time for paperwork. We look forward to seeing you at the dojo!

Nashville Aikikai 2011 Wendy Whited seminar

Wendy Whited Sensei will be conducting a seminar at Nashville Aikikai August 19-21.  Cost for the entire seminar is $80, or you can pay by the class at $25.  The seminar is open to all Aikidoka regardless of affiliation.  Keiko will be Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning  (this post will be updated with specific times shortly).  Mark it in your calendar!  What a wonderful opportunity to train with a fantastic teacher, it should be a great weekend!

East Nashville Tomato Festival

Nashville Aikikai will be taking part in the East Nashville Tomoto Arts festival on August 13th.  More information about the festival itself can be found at the Tomato Art Fest homepage.  Please contact Mark Miller for more information on how you can help with Nashville Aikikai’s presence at the festival.  Thanks!

July 2011 class and promotions

We had a great third Friday class on July 15th, lots of people showed up early to get some extra training in before class and tests.

Once sensei began class, we had a full mat of aikidoka of all abilities to train with, which is always a great treat.  Sensei led us through an excellent class and demonstrated techniques and fundamentals that gave everyone something to work on for improving their aikido.

After our short class, we had three great tests:

  • Marty – Rokyu
  • Jesse Linares – Yonkyu
  • Travis Powell – Sankyu

Congratulations to all for passing their tests.  I posted pictures of the class and tests under our Multimedia page at July 2011 class and testing.  If you have additional pictures from the class or tests you can add, please email them to me: dave at nashvilleaikikai dot org.  Thanks!

The third Friday of July is this week!

With the 1st of July falling on a Friday, the third Friday of July is quickly approaching. We will have a short class Friday evening, starting at 6:30pm and then will have a few tests for various ranks. Lets try and get a full mat of aikidoka for class and to help uke for the tests!

We will also go out to dinner after class (destination yet to be decided). See you Friday!

Next Introductory Class (August 22, 2011)

NEXT INTRODUCTORY CLASS MONDAY AUGUST 22, 2011.

Nashville Aikikai offers an eight week Introductory Class for people with no previous aikido experience. Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Students are encouraged, but not required, to start at or near the beginning of a session. There is no need to preregister. Please wear loose-fitting clothing, such as a T-shirt and long sweatpants.  Please arrive 30 minutes before class on the first day to allow time for paperwork. We look forward to seeing you at the dojo!