Local Bulletin


  • Tuesday and Thursday night classes are now general classes again. Aikidoka at any level can attend either class. Aikido Basics Class will continue on the second Saturday of the month.
  • Congratulations to Jeff Bair and Dave Spence for their recent promotion to 4th and 5th Kyu!
  • Outstanding Seminar with Master Nakajima and the Aikidoka from the Shinki Dojos in Germany! By the end of the seminar we had 22 hours of Aikido, Kenjutsu and Daitoryu training as well as a great deal of individual instruction from Master Nakajima. Thank you to all of the Aikidoka at the Mt. Pleasant Shinki Dojo for all of the preparation and on going work that went into making this first International Aikido Seminar such a success! Also a big thanks to Master Nakajima, his wife Susanne and all of Aikidoka from Germany for traveling all the way from Germany to train with us. You have made a big impact on all of the Mt. Pleasant Aikidoka and opened our eyes to many new possibilities both on and off of the mat!
  • Great seminar in Cincinnati! Yamada Sensei, the most senior Shihan with Aikikai (Tokyo) instructed. Only good bruises from 8 hours of Aikido training. Over 100 Aikidoka, over half were Yudansha and 4 were Shihans. It was great to see Doug again and glad that Jeff was able to participate as well! Next year will be their 40th anniversary; hopefully we can bring more students from Shinki Aikido in MP
  • The newest Daitoryu Aiki Jujutsu Bokuyokan (Europe) Promotion Testing DVD is now available in NTSC (American) format. This a a high quality, labeled and indexed DVD (like the Shinki Aikido DVD).
  • The Shinki Aikido Promotion Testing DVD is now available in NTSC (American) format. This a high quality, labeled and indexed DVD.
  • Since December 12, 2009, the Mt. Pleasant Dojo is providing an Aikido Basics Class that will meets from 10:30 to 12:30 on the second Saturday morning of each month. This class is geared to address Shinki Aikido’s technical fundamentals in more details to include: basic terminology, improving rolls, Sobaki (footwork), Shikko (kneeling walking), etiquette, the role of Ukemi, Ikkyo, Shiho-nage, Kote-gaeshi, and Irimi-nage, etc. Bill Mrdeza has volunteered to provide Aikido instruction for this class.
  • Prices for the Aikido classes are still: Single classes will be $7.00, 12 classes for $50.00 ($4.16 per class), and 24 classes for $80.00 ($3.33 per class) through Wellness Central. That equals a price as low as about $12.50 per month for 1 class per week or $25.00 per month for 2 classes per week. The classes are free of charge for students with a Wellness Central membership.
  • The following students are eligible for promotion for the following rank after the following date:
  • Faris Atchoo 1st Kyu after Jun 2011
  • Presanna Narayan 5th kyu after Nov 2008
  • Grahm Vogel 4th kyu after Aug 2011
  • Jeff Bair 3th Kyu after Sep 2012
  • Scott Sober 5th Kyu after April 2013
  • Tom Carey 5th Kyu after Jan 2013
  • Steve Branigan 5th Kyu after Jan 2013
  • Nicholas Vogel, 3th Kyu after Aug 2011
  • Doug Lynch 4th Kyu after Aug 2011
  • Mike Hamer 5th Kyu after August 2013
  • David Spencer 4th kyu after Sep 2013
  • Lori Hoffman 4th kyu after Aug 2011
  • Lisa Hadden 3rd Kyu after Aug 2005
  • Joel Allen 4th kyu after Aug 2011
  • Bob Cosan 5th kyu after Jan 2000
  • Beth Vogel, 4th Kyu after Feb 2007
  • Maris Polonco 5th Kyu after Jul 2010
  • Kent Robinson 5th Kyu after Dec 2010
  • Bill Mrdeza, 1st Dan after Jan 2012
  • Jennifer Heitman 5th Kyu after Apr 2012
  • Harrison Vogel 2th kyu after Aug 2012

 

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