Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Zimmermann Sensei Seminar in May

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Just a reminder.

May 4, 5, 6, Robert Zimmermann Sensei leads a seminar at Aikido of Dallas. I’m sure AOD will post times and price information soon.

Would be a good thing to go if you can – show solidarity of USAF dojos in the area, as well as appreciation for Mason Sensei hosting these events.

2018 Aikido of El Paso Spring Seminar with Donovan Waite

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Aikido of El Paso will be hosting Donovan Waite for a
Spring Seminar Saturday, April 7th & 8th 2018.

2018 USAF Summer Camp

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

USAF Summer Camp takes place on July 29th – August 4th

More info at:

United States Aikido Federation
Summer Camp 2018


We are excited to once again host Yamada Sensei, Osawa Sensei, the USAF Technical Committee and Instructors for our 2018 Summer Camp

from Sunday, July 29th to Saturday, August 4th.

We will be returning to the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, located at 401 South New York Road, Galloway, New Jersey. To accommodate Aikido camp participants, their family and friends, the hotel has blocked off a number of rooms at a discounted rate, including a very limited number of rooms for arrival prior to camp on Saturday, July 28th.

You are encouraged to register for a Camp Package and book your hotel room as soon as possible. Although you will have to pay for your Camp Package

in full

at the time of registration, you will not incur charges for your hotel reservation until your actual stay. The DEADLINE for registration is Friday, June 22nd but the blocked off USAF discounted hotel rooms may be fully occupied prior to the deadline. Information about purchasing day fees can be found through the registration link below.


Each year, the USAF allots scholarships to 10 recipients for the aikido-portion of camp. We need your help in insuring that all USAF members are aware of this opportunity, and encourage you to share the information with all members at your dojo. The application and information can be found here: Scholarship Application

Our new on-line site has simplified the registration process, and allows you to register more than one person at a time and complete your payment without leaving the site.

For more information and to proceed with your registration, click here:

We look forward to seeing you at camp!

Laura Pavlick and Karen De Paola

2018 Local Seminars

Friday, February 16th, 2018

February 23, 24

Peter Bernath shihan, and Penny Strake Bernath shihan lead a seminar at Austin Aikikai.

April 13, 14, 15

O-Sensei Memorial seminar at Aikido of Austin with David Halprin sihan, Barbra Britton shihan, and Josef Birsdong shihan.

April 28, 29

USAF O-Sensei Memorial seminar at Midwest Aikido Seminar in Chicago with Yamada Sensei.

May 4, 5, 6

Robert Zimmermann leads a seminar at Aikido of Dallas.

June x, x

Skip Chapman (usually) leads a seminar at Aikido of Denton.

September 1, 2

Donovan Waite shihan leads a seminar at Aikido of Austin.

October 1, 2

Peter Bernath shihan leads a seminar at Aikido of San Antonio.

October x, x

Harvey Konigsberg shihan and John C. shidoin (often) lead a seminar at Austin Aikika.

2013 Seminar

Monday, January 7th, 2013


Aikido of Dallas will be hosting its annual Kagami Biraki seminar this weekend (Jan 11th, 12th, & 13th). Harvey Konigsberg Shihan will be leading classes throughout the weekend. Below are some details on the upcoming seminar.

Schedule (subject to change):
Fri 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sat 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
4:15 testing
7:15 dinner at a nearby restaurant

Sun 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

$50 for members ranked 5th kyu or higher
$40 for unranked and 6th kyu

2012 December Holiday Hours

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

We will also be giving a break and our last class of the year will be on Saturday December 22nd where Maryellen sensei will be teaching adult class and Bob sensei will be teaching the kids class.

First class of 2013 will be on Wednesday January 2nd where you can start strong full of resolutions, Aikido being one of them, of course.

Library Demonstration Pictures

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

On Friday, October 19, 2012, Plano Aikido Center did a demonstration at Parr Public Library, in Plano. The demonstration was part of the Library’s Manga Mania Mixer – an event focusing on Japanese comics, so our participation was indeed appropriate!

Images are available here, on our Facebook Page. 

Library Demo

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Dear members,

We will be doing a demonstration at LER Schimelpfenig Library, in Plano, on Friday, October 19.

The demonstration will be part of a youth program about Manga (Japanese comics). We should start about 3pm, so please be at the library and ready to demo by 2:45.

We will have mats provided by Plano Parks and Rec.

Here is the library information.

February 2012 Kyu Testing

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

The next adult and kids Kyu test will be on Saturday Feb 25.

For those that are planning to test, it gives you almost two months to prepare for it. Check to see if you have the practice hours needed for testing, and if you have questions please consult Shiba Sensei.

In order to test, you need to get a brown belt or black belt to sponsor you and help you review. You can ask Sensei or any senior Aikidoist to help you in reviewing the techniques required for your level, but you need to do it well before testing time.

The list of techniques required for each level is available in our Member Handbook. If you don’t have one, speak to Shiba Sensei

2011 Holiday Party

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

On Saturday, Dec. 10, we will be having a Holiday Season Party/Potluck lunch.

We’ll have the facility to ourselves that day.

Please bring your spouses, families, significant others, etc.

We’ll have adult practice as usual that day. Between adult and kids practice we will take group photos of the entire dojo. So parents – please get you kids to class early that day. 

After photos, the adults will then have plenty of time to clean up, change clothes, and prepare food in the party room at the dojo.

Here is a link to a spreadsheet on which to record what you are bringing to the party.


More information in the next week.