Sunday Class

To all

Just want to clarify.  Please don’t feel that you have to be actively preparing for a test to come to Sunday class.  There is always another test (unless you are a Sandan or above) or something that you need to work on.  You can help your dojo mates prepare for their tests.  Everyone is welcome, whatever your skill level.

Hope to see you next Sunday.


Second Harvest

Second Harvest May 2016

Thank you to Matthew for organizing a volunteer group with Nashville Aikikai and the Doric Lodge for food sorting at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Together, we sorted 5093 lbs of food, which will provide 4244 meals!


Shut-up and Train Saturday

We are having our first, kind of quarterly, Shut-up and Train Saturday (Tom and Mary Sensei are teaching so nobody else should be) on June 17.  Morning class will be at 10:30 and afternoon class will be at 3:30 with kyu testing scheduled.  You know who you are.  We will be gathering together for lunch and dinner.  All dojo members, whatever level of experience or rank, are encouraged to attend.  This is an opportunity to have more intensive training with Tom and Mary Sensei, to encourage your dojo-mates in their testing, as well as to get to know your dojo brothers and sisters a little better.    Hope to see you there.

Congratulations to Wendy Whited Sensei and Inaka Dojo!

Inaka Dojo 25th Anniversary Group Pic

Congratulations to Wendy Whited Sensei and Inaka Dojo for 25 great years.  Many sincere thanks to Chuck Weber Sensei and Charlie Page Sensei from Baltimore Aikikai who taught a fabulous seminar.  Our great thanks also to the many friends, old and new, with whom we had the opportunity to train and visit.  In a “Where’s Waldo” moment, see if you can identify Mary Sensei, Jacques, and Marta in this photo.

Second Harvest

Our fellow dojo member, Matthew Dyer, is sponsoring a volunteer day at Second Harvest Food Bank on Saturday, May 13 from 1-4.  Please consider partcipating, if you can.  To let Matthew know that you are coming, please email him at dyer@prototype. 

Afterwards, there will be a yudansha meeting.  Details to follow.


Due to the Music City Marathon, it may be difficult to get back and forth to the dojo for Saturday morning class.  Because of this, Chad’s Sankyu test will be postponed until Tuesday.  For those of you who want to train this weekend, but don’t want to brave the traffic and detours on Saturday, you might consider attending Sunday class.  Just saying.

Testing, Buddhist Art Exhibit

Buddhist Mandala

We are back up and running after a brief technical difficulty.

Congratulations to David (Cookeville Dojo) on promotion to Gokyu.

We look forward to Chad’s Sankyu test on Saturday, 4/27/17.

Several dojo members enjoyed a visit to the Buddhist Art exhibit at the Frist on 4/15/17.  If you have not had a chance to see it, I would recommend a visit before it closes on 5/7/17.