Dojo News

Dojo News for July

July 1, 2013

July is rapidly upon us, actually it arrived today and I am late getting this out! Our annual Birankai Summer Camp begins this coming Friday, July 5th and many of our members will be attending. During this time the dojo clas schedule will be adjusted as follows:

  • Classes on July 4th are cancelled for the holiday.
  • The children's class had been cancelled for Saturday, July 6th.
  • The adult class from 10:15 to 11:45 on that Saturday will be open to ALL students. There will be no fundamentals class at noon and I am hoping that you will all be able to take the earlier session.
  • The mixed adult class on Monday the 8th will also be open to all students including those of you who are taking the beginning introductory course.

Mike Flynn Shihan will be conducting a seminar at San Diego Aikikai the weekend following the Summer Camp. Please see our website for details.

Jenny Flower Sensei will be conducting a seminar at San Diego Aikikai the weekend of August 10 to 11. Details to follow.

Enjoy the holiday!

- Sensei

Dojo News for February

February 10, 2013

Thank you all for your positive energy and efforts to keep the dojo healthy and energetic during my vacation.  I hope that you all enjoyed the holidays and of course wish everyone the best of health in this new year.  Can't believe it's February already!

  • Monday, February 18 is President's Day and the dojo will be closed.  However, with the Spring Intensive coming up the following weekend, I will be available to oversee a free weapon's practice for our senior students.
  • Friday, February 22 through Sunday 24, is the Spring Intensive at Joshua Tree.  This involves only a small group of our students, and classes will be held as usual at the dojo.
  • Neilu Naini, 5th dan, from Port Angeles Aikikai will be at San Diego Aikikai the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd March. This will be a fundraising seminar to help support Neilu's Hombu Dojo new rank registration.  I urge you all to take this opportunity to attend this seminar and train with members of our family dojo in San Diego.
  • March 15 & 16 - Sesshin with Genjo Marinello from March 15-17 at San Diego Aikikai.  If you haven't attended a Zen meditation intensive before and are interested in doing so, please talk to me.  I invite all of you to join us for our 30 minute sit on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 8:00 pm following the weapon's class.
  • July 5 - 10 - BNA Summer Camp will be held at San Francisco State University this year.  Please put these dates on your calendars and stay tuned for further details regarding registration.