Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Shodan Pretest

The Shodan pretest is scheduled for Tuesday November 15th at 8pm. So get all of your Uke's together and be ready to show what you have got!

It should be a lot of fun. See you all there!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Prepare for Battle!

Hello fine people! The holidays are right around the corner. Over the years this is a time when I see some our students getting stressed out and cutting back on their Aikido training. I believe this is the best time to apply Aikido principles to your scheduling. Stay centered and get into your bravery mode. Take responsibility for your eating habits, health habits, training habits and have a fantastic Holiday season. Discipline can be fun!

This week at the Dojo:
***Thursday: TRAIN AT YOUR LEVEL DAY IN ALL OF THE CLASSES, We will focus on Randori (multiple attacker practice) at the end of each of these classes.
***Thursday: Intermediate seminar for the ranks of 4th and 3rd Kyus. Focus at 12noon, and 7pm. Get better!
***Saturday: Women’s class at 11am till 12noon.
###Momentum day is Tuesday the 23rd, and Testing is Wednesday the 24th.
&&&the Dojo will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on the 25th and 26th.

Dojo Internal Seminar Extravaganza is the December 3rd and 4th. Our Black Belts will be teaching, for an event to remember for the ages. PLAN TO BE THERE!

Let’s have a great week of training! Vince Sensei

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Demonstrate Leadership

Good morning fine people! How can we demonstrate leadership? I have the answer. The way we practice Aikido is demonstrating leadership. When you have a focused manner about yourself and your training, that energy becomes contagious. Yeah baby! Leadership is one of the most important things needed in our world today.

This week at the Dojo:
***All week demonstrate leadership through your practice!
***Tuesday is TRAIN AT YOUR LEVEL DAY!!!
***Tuesday: Advanced seminar for the ranks of 2nd and 1st Kyus.
***Saturday: Sempai training after regular class from 10:40 till 11:40am.

Set some goals and flow with the focus! Vince Sensei

The Great internal seminar is coming soon to our Dojo, December 3rd and 4th. Prepare my friends, prepare.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Hello fine people! Using the experience of others is a fantastic way to give yourself a nice shortcut. You will have a great chance to do this on Friday. Mary Heiny Sensei will be at our Dojo for a 3 day seminar. She is one of the few Americans to have direct experience of Aikido from the Founder of our Art! Please use her experience, to gain more experience for your art.

This week at the Dojo:
***Monday, Today: Beginner’s Rally for the Adult program; at 12noon, and 7pm. For new students up to the rank of 5th Kyu. We train on stuff you will need for the next level. We have tea together after training and answer questions, and discuss Aikido.
***Tuesday: Momentum Day: we will go into depth on the practice and subject of ukemi=the art of falling. At the 12noon class, 5pm class, and 6pm class. In the Youth, and Teen class you can earn a stripe with focused participation.
***Wednesday: Testing and Demos at 5pm for the Youth, Teen, and Family class. &7pm for the Adult class. If you are not testing, why not do a demo for your own little challenge?!!
From Friday we will have the famous Mary Heiny Sensei at our Dojo! All levels of students can benefit from this seminar, and are encouraged to participate! Sign up before Wednesday and receive the lower rate! It’s gonna be fantastic!Let’s have a great week of activities!! Vince Sensei

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Feeling Ukemi

Good morning fine people. This week we will work on “feeling in Ukemi”. Opening up your perceptive powers so that you are able to stay in the moment with all of the moves, and being appropriate to actually what is going on. Staying calm, relaxed, and mentally active. This practice can easily be transferred to relationships outside the Dojo. I challenge all students to journal how to apply Ukemi to your relationships. It is a great practice!

This week’s schedule:
***Focused classes all week.
***Thursday:TRAIN AT YOUR LEVEL DAY, in all of the classes.
***Thursday: Intermediate seminar at 12noon, and at 7pm for the ranks of 4th and 3rd Kyus.
***Friday: The UNR Aikido club class starts. If you would like to help, or participate, let us know.
***sign ups are now available for the Mary Heiny Sensei Seminar on October 1, 2, and 3. It is gonna be a special time, and practice! Sign up now for the discounted member price. All student levels are welcome!
Let’s have a fantastic week of training!!! Vince Sensei

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Schedule

Hello fine people. Happy Labor Day! We have an abbreviated schedule today. The first class is from 5pm, the youth, teen, and family class. Breathe in and enjoy your day! Come to one of the classes tonight and have fun getting better at Aikido. The contrast of rest and work is really good to feel the flow of life. If you are working too much, not so good, if you are playing too much, not so good. Always look for the balance. Feel the flow of life. The more flow in life, the better.

This week at the Dojo:


***Wednesday: it is train at your level day at the 12 noon class.

***Wednesday: 5pm Parent’s meeting

***Wednesday: Open class for the youth and family class, invite a friend! Have them come 4:45pm so that they can sign the waiver.

***Wednesday: 6pm is an Open class where I will give a presentation with exercises and explanations of Aikido, all students can benefit from this class.

***Wednesday: TMCC begins, still have room in this class, tell your friends, family, and anyone else that can benefit!

*The deshi trainings are next Monday.

Let’s have a great week of training! Vince Sensei

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Me have fear?

Hello fine people! Fear is something that can trap our positive energy and lead us into behaviors that seem logical at the time, but are really blocking us from our true potential. When you warm up in Aikido one of your intentions should be to release fear and any lower based emotions and start to feel positive energy flow through your mind and body.
This coming weekend we are hosting a well known Aikido instructor at our Dojo. This may bring up fear, or the mindset of; I know this stuff, or I can’t do it, or some other objection in your mind. My advice is; Go for it! Release the fear and go for it!

This week at the Dojo:

***Tuesday: special 11am Youth, Teen, and Family class. This is the last of this 11am series.

***Wednesday: TRAIN AT YOUR LEVEL DAY in all of the classes.

***Wednesday: Intermediate seminar for 4th and 3rd Kyus.



SUNDAY 10-11:15AM CLASSLet's have a fantastic week!!!!

Vince Sensei