May Testing

This month’s tests included a Gokyu and Ikkyu test; both tests looked very good and all Nashville Aikidoka should be proud of the hard work and dedication shown. The following people tested:

  • Cassandra – Ikkyu
  • Gena – Gokyu

Congratulations to both for passing their tests.

In addition to these tests, Tom and Mary Sensei notified the dojo that upon their recommendation to Saotome Sensei, Steve Matthews Sensei will be promoted to Yodan.  Congratulations Steve Sensei!  Thank you for all the time and energy you put in for the dojo!

Next testing is scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2011.  Everyone should come for training that Friday and then out to dinner after class.

Next Introductory Class (June 27, 2011)


May’s introductory course has started off great, keep it up!  Invite your friends and family to come train at Nashville Aikikai and let everyone know the next introductory course begins on Monday, June 27, 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. Please wear loose-fitting clothing, such as a T-shirt and long sweatpants. There is no need to preregister. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before class on the first day to allow time for paperwork. We look forward to seeing you at the dojo!