Monday, March 1, 2010

Best of Both Worlds

Hello fine people. In the search for getting better in the art of Aikido we have tried several different ways of using the curriculum in the Dojo to improve the way the information and practice is being dispersed. I am pleased to announce that we have decided on a combination of the traditional method, and the experimental method. I think it will be easier for all students and teachers, while also improving the quality of our Aikido experience.

1.Traditional Tests: are scheduled for each month. The requirements are listed on the wall, in your personal file, and on the laminated sheets. Find someone to work with and challenge yourself to move up to higher levels.
*** This month’s test day is Wednesday the 24th. 5pm Youth and Family class, 7pm Adult Aikido Program

2.Momentum day: is the day in the Dojo where we Practice and Demo the main focus of the Month. The intention of this day is to create a ton of momentum by forging forward practicing the suburi, principle, and technique that was the main focus of the month.
*** This month’s momentum day is Tuesday the 23rd, 12 noon, 5pm, and 6pm. These classes can help you meet the requirements of participating in Demos for each rank level.

3.Train at Your Level Day Training; These are the days that we work on material at our respective levels. Also at the 8pm classes we have Black Belts that are ready to help you work on whatever you would like. Try to find a partner for the class so that the Teachers can instruct you and your UKE.

Thank you for your attention and commitment to practice.

This week at the Dojo:
***Tuesday: Train at your level day in all of the classes.

*** Tuesday: Black Belt Seminar at 12 noon, and 6pm. (regular class still happening at that time)

***Tuesday: Parent’s meeting at 5pm, it will be short, yet we will discuss the curriculum and goals.

***Saturday: Conflict resolution class at the Art Museum, any student that would like to attend, or help, let me know.

Let’s have a great week! Vince Sensei

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