Ikeda Sensei Seminar at Nashville Aikikai 2016

Ikeda Sensei has already confirmed his seminar date at Nashville Aikikai for next year.  He will be coming May 20-22, 2016.  We look forward to seeing all of you here.

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

Welcome, Ikeda Shihan

We are looking forward to a great seminar with Ikeda Shihan this weekend.  Please join us!

Save the date: Tres Hofmeister will be giving a seminar at Nashville Aikikai on September 11-13, 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.


Sunday Class and Other Updates

We had our first Sunday Test Preparation Class today and it was well received.  We encourage everyone to come out.  It is never too soon to start preparing for your next test, and there is always the opportunity to help your dojo brothers and sisters prepare for their next test.

We will continue to collect for our donation to the Shade Tree Clinic until the first of the year.  We appreciate all of the donations that have been made thus far.  See the bulletin board for an update on the status.

Mary Sensei has suggested that for the holidays we cancel class on Wed-Fri, Dec 24-26 and also Wed-Fri, Dec 31 – Jan 2.

Congratulations! And the Sunday Class returns.

Congratulations to Zach for passing his Gokyu test today.
Just a reminder, second Friday class will be held on December 12.  We will have several Rokyu tests that day.  Please come out and support your fellow dojo members.
Back by popular demand, the Sunday class will be returning at 10:00 AM with Mark and Marta. The class will be focused on test preparation for all levels from Rokyu to Sandan. As Mary Sensei states, prep for your next test begins when you pass the last one, so come out one and all. We will keep this class less formal and try to meet the needs of the attendees on that day. We look forward to seeing you there.