Part of the mission of our dojo is service to our community. Every Christmas season, the dojo collects money to support a local charity. For the last several years, we have collected money to support the Shade Tree Clinic. The Shade Tree Clinic is a Vanderbilt Medical Student run free clinic located on Dickerson Pike, only a few miles from the dojo. It provides acute and chronic medical care for Nashville residents with limited resources, many of whom live in the East Nashville area. Please donate to help our neighbors continue to be able to receive high quality free medical care, social services, and health education. Donations can be given to Mary Sensei or Marta. Checks can be placed in the box. Please make the check out to Nashville Aikikai and write, “Shade Tree Clinic,” on the memo line, so we can submit one check for the donation from our dojo. Or, donate via PayPal (see below).
Thanks to Marie, our visitor from Asheville, NC, who trained with us today. She had previously trained with Andres in Boston. We greatly appreciate her making the first donation today, and hope to see her in the dojo again soon.