Tom and Mary McIntire Sensei Miniseminar 8/16/14

Thank you to Tom and Mary Sensei for a great seminar yesterday and thanks to everyone who participated. We look forward to our upcoming seminar with Tres Hofmeister Sensei on September 5-7, 2014. For details, please see the Seminars Page.
And many congratulations to Sean for his promotion to Rokyu. Great test. Just remember, never turn your back on uke.

Mary McIntire to Teach Seminar At Cookeville Aikido

Mary McIntire Sensei will be teaching a seminar at Cookeville Aikido on August 1-3, 2014.  Cost will be $25 per class or $70 for the full seminar.  Please call (931) 644-5022 or email gregorymarquez@yahoo.com for information or to arrange for housing while visiting Cookeville.  Seminar times are: Friday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM All Nashville Aikikai members are encouraged to attend.  For more information, please check out their website at: Cookeville Aikido – Seminars.  Thanks to Mark Clark and all the members of his dojo for hosting this event.

Congratulations to Jacques Crist!

Congratulations to Jacques Crist who showed us what a good Sandan test looks like and received his 3rd Dan ranking. Jacques does so much to keep the dojo going and it was a thrill to watch him work his Aikido.

Ikeda Shihan – May 23-25, 2014

Ikeda Shihan – May 23-25, 2014

We are excited to host a seminar featuring Ikeda Shihan on Memorial Day weekend. See our Upcoming Seminars page for more details!

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Make a New Year’s resolution to learn Aikido:

-Physical Fitness

-Improve your Health

-Increase Concentration

-Build Self-Confidence

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A big thank you to all of the Nashville Aikikai members who contributed to the Shade Tree Clinic.  We raised $498.00 to help the uninsured in Nashville get medical care.  We will be organizing some group volunteer activities later in the year.  Please watch this space.

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Mike P. and Marta had a great week at the ASU Winter Intensive in St. Pete Beach, Florida between Christmas and New Years, training with Saotome Shihan and other senior instructors.  It was a particularly rare treat to train with Patty Saotome.  We look forward to future seminars.  I know many of us are planning to go to Louisville in February to train with Ikeda Shihan.

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NASHVILLE AIKIKAI ANNOUNCES 2 UPCOMING SEMINARS:

MINISEMINAR WITH TOM AND MARY MCINTIRE SENSEI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014

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SAOTOME SHIHAN, MARCH 28-30, 2014

PLEASE SEE SEMINAR PAGE FOR DETAILS, FLYERS

To All Dojo Members:

Please come out Friday, January 10, 2014 for our Kagami Biraki celebration.  Tom and Mary Sensei will teach class starting at 6:30, followed by dinner in the dojo.  Shh!  It is a surprise.  Don’t tell Sensei.

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If you were unable to come to the first Introductory Class of the New Year on January 6 due to inclement weather or other concerns, please come out to any of our upcoming Monday or Wednesday night Introductory Classes from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  We look forward to seeing you in the dojo.

No morning keiko Dec. 23-Jan. 3

By agreement of instructors and participants morning classes (6:30 am only) will be suspended starting Dec 23rd through Jan 3rd. Hope to see many early morning akidoka beginning Jan 6, 2014.

Tom Sensei