Upcoming Events

John Messores Sensei will be teaching a seminar at the Dojo of Nashville March 2, 3, and 4.  The seminar will focus on the use of jo in Aikido.  Cost for the weekend is $140.

Registration 6:00pm Friday March 2, Class 6:30pm
Saturday March 3, Class 10:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday March 3, Class 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday March 3, Social 6:00pm
Sunday March 4, Class 10:00am – 12:00pm

Second Friday class will the Friday, March 9 at 6:30 PM.

Hope to see you at both events.



Kigami Biraki Rescheduled

Do to circumstances beyond our control, specifically the weather, our “Second Friday” Kigami Biraki class has been rescheduled to the third Friday, January 19th. Please email the Google Group if you plan to come so that Tom and Mary Sensei can get a head count for dinner.  See you there.


Just a reminder that our Senseis rock!

The Ueshiba Juku designantion is a great honor that has been bestowed upon very few of Saotome Sensei’s students.  As I look around the mat at ASU Winter Camp and see how few there really are, I am reminded of how lucky we are to have 2 Ueshiba Juku as our Senior Instructors and Dojo Cho.  In training with Tom and Mary Sensei, we are truly the grandchildren of O’Sensei.

“The Ueshiba Juku designation is awarded by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan to selected senior students and instructors in recognition of their loyalty and dedication to building ASU and promoting O Sensei’s vision.  It declares that they are not only true deshi (direct disciple) of Saotome Sensei and inheritors of his teachings, but are also part of O Sensei’s own school and pure lineage as only a true Uchi Deshi of O Sensei can recognize.  The status is indicated by special kanji worn on the formal Dogi of the authorized individual, and is an honor independent of specific rank or Shihan status.”  ASU website.


Kigami Biraki

Just a reminder that Friday, January 12th, we will be celebrating Kigami Biraki.  It is a time to redicate yourself to your training.  We will have a class with Tom and Mary Sensei followed by dinner at the dojo with a little envelope stuffing thrown in.  I look forward to seeing all of you there.


Happy New Year

Sunday class will be cancelled tomorrow, 12/31. Cheer the Titans on to victory and the playoffs!

Remember our Second Friday class on 1/12/18 will be our celebration of Kagami Biraki, a tradition of renewal, rededication, and spirit. We will be stuffing envelopes to send out our flyers for the 30th Anniversary Seminar. And, yes, there will be cake (not at Kagami Biraki, but at the 30th anniversary seminar).

Come on out and get in the right spirit for the new year by training Monday night, January 1!