Ikeda Sensei at Nashville Aikikai

Just a reminder that Nashville Aikikai will be hosting a seminar with Ikeda Sensei on May 17, 18, 19, 2019 at the dojo at 1701B Fatherland in beautiful East Nashville. Keiko with be at 6:30 PM on Friday, 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM Saturday, and 10:00 AM Sunday. Attendees are welcome to stay at the dojo. We look forward to training with you!

Bell and Turner Sensei Seminar!

Many thanks to Marsha Turner Sensei and Melissa Bell Sensei, Kay Sensei and the members of Inaka Dojo, and everyone who participated in a fantastic seminar last weekend in beautiful downtown Beecher, IL. Mary Sensei and Marta were fortunate to participate and had a great training experience. We hope to see all of you again soon.

What’s up this weekend at Nashville Aikikai?

It will be a busy weekend for the members of Nashville Aikikai, but not at the dojo. Nashville Aikikai classes will be cancelled on Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31.

A number of dojo members will be participating in a martial arts demonstration for veterans and active military in Elizabethtown, KY on Saturday, March 30. If you are involved, you know who you are.

If you are not participating in the demonstration (and on Friday and Sunday for those who are participating in the demonstration), we strongly encourage you to participate in the seminar being given by Messores Sensei, 7th Dan. Details are below:

Friday, March 29, 2019 -6:00 PM Registration
Friday, March 29, 2019 -6:30 PM Keiko
Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 10:30 PM Keiko
Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 3:30 PM Keiko
Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 6:00 PM Dinner
Sunday, March 31, 2019 – 10:30 PM Keiko

Weekend fee $140

Location: The Dojo of Nashville
Address: 2403 Nolensville Pike, Suite 102 Nashville, TN 37211 US

Paying Dojo Dues Via PayPal

  • Log into your PayPal account
  • In the bar at the top of the page, choose “Summary,” if you are not already there.
  • On the upper right, there is a blue circle with the word, “Send,” beneath it. Click that.
  • In the “Send money to” box, type “Nashaikikai278@gmail.com,” then click the “Next” button
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  • You can set up automatic payments using PayPal Credit, but that is a line of credit which charges interest at an annual percentage rate (APR) of 26.24%. Like a credit card, there is no interest if you pay off your balance each month. Honestly, I would just recommend going in and sending us a payment on the first of each month, but it is really up to you.

O’Sensei’s philosophy realized in daily life – NPR

I heard this piece on NPR this morning on the way to work. It spoke to me as reflective of O’Sensei’s vision that violence begets violence and the effectiveness of redirecting the negative energy to achieve peaceful resolution of conflict in breaking the cycle of violence. This piece gives an example of how that philosophy might be realized in our daily lives off of the mat.