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2018 Plano Aikido Annual Picnic – Save the date!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Plano Aikido annual picnic

April 29th

Breckinridge Park in Richardson
5300 Renner Rd and N Brand Rd

See you all there!

Recent Promotions

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Been a while since the last blog post, but in 2015 and  early 2016 the following Aikidoists were promoted after some really good testing.

Damon Vargas – 2rd Kyu

Deryck Huynh – 3rd Kyu

Minh Le – 3rd Kyu

Altynay Karatayeva – 4th Kyu

Greg Barton – 2nd Kyu

Angel Monarrez – 5th Kyu

Aaron Williams – 3rd Kyu

Congrats to everyone!


2012 Fall Picnic

Sunday, September 16th, 2012
Mark your calendars. We are having our dojo picnic to celebrate the arrival of Fall and relief from the heat we endured this Summer.
As our Aikido family is growing it will be nice to know each other including your family outside of the mat environment.
Here is the picnic information:
Date: Sunday October 7, from 1-5pm
Location: Gazebo at Richardson’s Breckenridge Park

Click for Google Map

You are welcome to bring and share some of your best and typical dishes if you want to. No obligation, though.
There is a lot of space for the kids to run and play. Bring their balls, rollerblades, skateboards, etc.

Please, RSVP indicating how many persons will come with you. It will help us determining the quantity of food needed for this picnic. You may email me (Sidney) at, or use our online system to register for the event using this link.

Don’t hesitate to contact me or any board member (Mark, Shawn, Bob and Dave) for any questions and suggestions.

Btw, we welcome volunteers to help coordinating the picnic.

I am eager to see you and your family at the picnic.

Kind regards,
Sidney Shiba.

October 7, 2012

Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Upcoming Seminars

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Here is some initial information on upcoming seminars at Aikido of Dallas for 2012:

Yamada sensei – Jan. 13-15, 2012


Konigsberg sensei – Mar. 23-25, 2012

Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

From the USAF:

The Aikikai Foundation has established a fund to accept donations that they will then forward to the Japanese Red Cross. The USAF is collecting donations to forward to the Aikikai to help support the many people in need. We hope that by giving through the aikido community, you will understand your personal connection to this sad and overwhelming situation.

Please visit to make your contribution.

Congratulations to test-takers!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

A big congratulations to our new 5th and 4th kyu aikidoists (and to me! 3rd kyu)!

Aikido on

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Everyone that practices Aikido understands how it effects and enriches the rest of their lives. I have had the amazing opportunity to share how Aikido has helped me balance my self and my life in a CNN.COM/Living article. Tricia Escobedo of Peachtree Aikikai made it happen and Mary Fuller influenced my story with her writing expertise. I thank both of them sincerely. This articles was a group effort from three accomplished women, in Aikido and professionally. The report is an expression of our shared experience. Please enjoy it.

In addition, in conjuction with Kidvision VPK TV in Florida, I have put together a televised field trip to Florida Aikikai demonstrating “The Educational Benefits of Aikido For Children.” This is a wonderful program I have been working on, and this link might help educate potential students at your dojo on why aikido is such a great martial art for kids.

Thank You
Penny Bernath
Florida Aikikai
6th Dan
United States Aikido Federation

Construction Zone

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Please pardon our mess. This section of our site is currently be redesigned.

New Location

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Please Note: Plano Aikido Center will be changing locations on Monday,  March 1, 2010. Our new location will be at 1601 Plano Parkway, at EC Athletics. Please join us at our new facility.