Dojo Events, Workshops, and Other Announcements!

IN JANUARY, ALL ADULT CLASSES ARE FREE FOR NEW STUDENTS! If you’re new to our dojo, just show up at any class, 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. Wear long pants you can move in and bring a water bottle. Click here for our class schedule.

Our regular classes for adults continue to meet on all holidays except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Our Family Aikido Program closes for some holidays and for Spring Break and Winter Break — all upcoming closures will be listed on this page.

Sunday, January 27th: Join us for a free aikido class and potluck party! Arrive at 12:30pm for class, then stick around afterward for the potluck and party which will run until 3:30pm.

Sunday, February 24th: Longtime dojo member Alan Hodges tests for sandan (3rd degree black belt). If you’re a dojo member, come join us on the mat for training and then for the test. And if you’re a member of the broader dojo community, come watch the test! Show up at 12:30pm if you’ll be on the mat, or at 2:30pm if you’re watching. We’ll finish up at 4pm and then go out and celebrate.

Sunday, May 26th: Longtime dojo member Dave Philhower tests for 1st kyu (the rank right before black belt). If you’re a dojo member, come join us on the mat for training and then for the test. And if you’re a member of the broader dojo community, come watch the test! Show up at 12:30pm if you’ll be on the mat, or at 2:30pm if you’re watching. We’ll finish up at 4pm and then go out and celebrate.

BEGINNER WEAPONS SERIES — THURSDAY NIGHTS IN MARCH. All four Thursday night weapons classes in March will be dedicated to our annual Beginner Weapons Series, an introduction to aikido sword and staff work for complete beginners, sort-of-beginners, and experienced students who want to brush up on the absolute basics. 7:45-9:15pm. Street clothes are fine. Free for dojo members, $20 per class for visitors.

Tuesday, April 2nd & Thurday, April 4th: Family Aikido Program closed for Spring Break (other classes meet as usual).

Sunday, October 13th: Longtime dojo member Monika Tippie tests for nidan (2nd degree black belt). If you’re a dojo member, come join us on the mat for training and then for the test. And if you’re a member of the broader dojo community, come watch the test! Show up at 12:30pm if you’ll be on the mat, or at 2:30pm if you’re watching. We’ll finish up at 4pm and then go out and celebrate.

Tuesday, November 26th: Family Aikido Program closed for Thanksgiving week (evening adult class will meet as usual).

Thursday, November 28th: No classes — dojo closed for Thanksgiving.

Friday, December 20th: No classes — dojo closed for special event.

Sunday, December 22nd: No classes — dojo closed for special event.

Weeks of December 23rd & December 30th: Family Aikido Program closed for Winter Break (all adult classes will meet as usual).

For a more detailed listing of dojo events, see the Aikido Shusekai Events Page on Facebook.