Previous Seminars

IKEDA SHIHAN – MAY 23-25, 2014

We are excited to host a seminar featuring Ikeda Shihan on Memorial Day weekend. Registration is $150 for the whole seminar. Pre-registration is required and due by May 9, 2014. Please see the flyer below for more details.

Ikeda Shihan Flyer 2014

Ikeda Shihan Flyer 2014



DECEMBER 14, 2013

Mary TachidoriTom Koshi

Our senior instructors, Tom and Mary McIntire Sensei, will be teaching a mini-seminar at the Nashville Aikikai dojo on Saturday, December 14, 2013 Cost: $25 for the entire seminar, $15 per classes. Classes will be 10:30 to 12:30 and 2:30 to 4:30. Please join use for great training! Click the link below to see the seminar flyer.

Tom & Mary Sensei Seminar pdf


Nashville Aikikai is honored to once again host a seminar with Saotome Shihan. The seminar will be held at Nashville Aikikai on March 28-30, 2014. Seminar cost will be $150.00. Attendance will not be limited, but we do request advanced registration. Please send your check and completed waiver to: Nashville Aikikai, c/o Marta Crispens, 200 Cherokee Road, Nashville, TN 37205. Registration closes, Friday, March 14, 2014. Keiko will be Friday at 6:30 PM, Saturday at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM, Sunday at 10:30 AM. We will be serving dinner in the dojo on Saturday night. Please contact us if you need housing, as we do have housing available in the dojo. Aikidoka of all affiliations are welcome. Please bring your aikido weapons. 

Saotome Flyer March 2014 pdf

Waiver for Nashville Aikikai


Wendy Whited Sensei at Nashville Aikikai, July 2013.

Wendy headshot


Thank you to Whited Sensei for a great seminar and congratulations to Cassandra, Jason, Travis, and Andres on 4 great Dan tests.


Tom McIntire Sensei and Mary McIntire Sensei at Nashville Aikikai November, 2012

On Saturday, November 10, 2012,  Aikido at Nashville Aikikai will host a one day mini-seminar taught by senseis Mary and Tom McIntire.  The seminar is open for aikidoka of all affiliations and abilities to attend.  Keiko on Saturday is as follows:

  • 10:30AM – 12:30PM
  • 2:30PM – 4:30PM

Testing will immediately follow the afternoon keiko.  The seminar will cost $25 for the entire day, or $15 per class.  All Nashville Aikikai students are highly encouraged to attend.  Please email for more details.

John Messores Sensei at Nashville Aikikai October, 2012

Nashville Aikikai is honored to host a seminar with John Messores Sensei in October of 2012.  This seminar will focus on the kumitachi and kumijo of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan.  The seminar is from October 19-21, 2012 and costs $100 for the full weekend (pre-registration) or $40 per individual keiko (on-site only, space permitting).  Please be sure to bring your bokken and jo.  Send your pre-registration check/money order and completed waiver to:

Nashville Aikikai c/o Marta Crispens
200 Cherokee Road
Nashville, TN 37205

Keiko is as follows:

  • Friday 6:30PM
  • Saturday 10:30AM & 3:30PM
  • Sunday 10:30AM

Please email with any seminar specific questions.


Sensei has graciously agreed to join us again this Spring, from March 16th through March 18th.  Sensei will hold keiko at the following times:

  • Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 18th, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Please see the following links for registration forms and release waivers.

Please return the completed registration forms and payment to:

Nashville Aikikai, c/o Marta Crispens
200 Cherokee Road
Nashville, TN 37205

Registration must be received by Friday, March 9.  Any questions can be emailed to  Thank you!

Nashville Aikikai Wendy Whited Seminar 2011

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 as follows:

  • Friday, August 19 at 6:30PM CDT
  • Saturday, August 20 at 10:30AM CDT
  • Saturday, August 20 at 3:00PM CDT
  • Sunday, August 21 at 10:30AM CDT

Mark it on your calendar!  What a wonderful opportunity to train with a fantastic teacher, it should be a great weekend!

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