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Upcoming seminar in Denton with Skip Chapman Sensei

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Aikido of Denton is proud to announce our summer seminar led by Skip Chapman, 5th dan, Shidoin, of Jersey Shore Aikikai. Chapman Sensei not only possesses strong technique, but clear, approachable instruction.  The TWU gymnast mat is spacious, and forgiving on beginners.  Beyond that, Downtown Denton is a great way to relax after great training.  Follow the event on Facebook by searching for “Aikido of Denton Seminar.”  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or special needs.

Hope to see you on the mat,

John Thompson
Aikido of Denton, Dojo Cho
aikidoofdenton@gmail.com
magiccatfish@hotmail.com
(940)206-4944

Kagami Biraki — 2011

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The annual Kagami Biraki spring seminar for 2011 will take place Jan. 14-16 at Aikido of Dallas.

Plano Aikido Center will therefore not have adult classes on Friday or Saturday, January 14 or 15 so that we may attend the seminar. Shiba Sensei strongly encourage you to attend — it is a fun and energizing experience, and will improve your aikido.

This is an excellent time to practice with members of many other dojos, experience the teaching of different Senseis, and be taught directly by Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei. An entire weekend to immerse yourself in Aikido. Your understanding will increase and technique will improve.

Class Schedule.  (all at Aikido of Dallas dojo)

Friday PM:          6:30 – 8:00
Saturday  AM:  10:00 – 11:00      11:15 – 12:15
Saturday  PM:    2:00 – 3:15       3:30 – 4:40
Sunday AM:      10:00 – 11:00    11:15 – 12:15
Saturday evening:  7:30 pot luck dinner at the dojo.

Yamada Sensei will be staying at the Holiday Inn Select (972) 243-3363.  Ask for Aikido group rate — $65 and 10% discount on breakfast buffet.

Chapman Sensei Seminar

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Aikido of Denton will host Skip Chapman Sensei, 5th dan Shidoin, for a summer time seminar on June 26th and 27th.  The flyer should cover all details, but if you have any questions feel free to email this address or me personally at the email below my name.

Have a good one,
John Thompson
Dojo Cho, Aikido of Denton
magiccatfish@hotmail.com

Kagami Biraki 2010

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Kagami Biraki – Jan. 15-17, 2010 – Aikido of Dallas
Yamada sensei

Tentative Class Schedule
Friday PM:          6:30 –   8:00
Saturday  AM:  10:00 – 11:00     11:15 – 12:15
Saturday  PM:     2:00 –   3:15       3:30 –   4:40
Sunday AM:        9:30 – 10:30     10:45  -11:45

Saturday evening: 7:30 — pot luck dinner at the dojo.

Kagami Biraki 2009 Seminar at Aikido of Dallas

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Kagami Biraki – Jan. 16-18, 2009 – Aikido of Dallas
Yamada sensei

I strongly recommend PAC members to attend or at least go and watch this seminar.

You will have the chance to meet other fellow aikidokas from different dojos around the Metroplex and US.

Visit the website below for further info

http://www.aikido.org/dallas/currentevents.php?Num=108

First Kyu Test of 2009

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Mark your calendars. The next Kyu test is schedule to Saturday January 31. As usual, if you meet the time requirements and wants to test, please let the chief instructor know.

If you need assistance on some techniques, don’t hesitate to ask the instructors or sempais.

Kyu Testing for September 2008

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The next kyu testing is scheduled to Saturday September 27th. If you meet the time requirements and wants to test, please let the chief instructor know.

If you need assistance on some techniques, don’t hesitate to ask the instructors or sempais.

Kyu Testing for June

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

We will have Kyu testing on Saturday, June 28.