Please also refer to our normal Training Schedule
29 October 2016
Aikido Laboratory 2016 - Speaking Aikido: An Intro
Speaking Aikido: An Introduction to Compassionate Communication - October 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sharon Seymour Sensei, 4th Dan, Chief instructor of Katsujinken Dojo. In 2009, I began studying Marshall Rosenberg's practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). I had noticed myself, on the mat, speaking and thinking in ways that did not reflect the commitment to peace that O Sensei asks of us. NVC is "spoken Aikido." It has become a vital part of my Aikido training, and I look forward to sharing it with you. I am confident you will find that NVC principles can support and inform you triaining. At nvctraining.com, click on About NVC to learn more. Wear comfortable clothes - we won't dress out in uniform.
Training - October 24 - 29, 2016
N.B. We're preparing our new location! 939 W. Camelback Rd., Suite 101, Phoenix, AZ 85013 Training will resume in the near future! We will have a weapons session on Thursday at the new dojo. We'll wear gis, but probably no hakama, and wear shoes because we'll be working on the concrete floor.
5 November 2016
Training - October 31 - November 5, 2016
Munetsuki (kotegaeshi, kaitennage, ikkyo) Bokken: holding and cutting. Saturday - No Class
7 November 2016
Training - November 7 - 12, 2016
Katate dori (shihonage, ryote mochi kokyu tanden ho) Bokken: holding and cutting. Saturday - No Class
19 November 2016
Training - November 14 - 19, 2016
Yokomenuchi (shihonage, kotegaeshi, iriminage, kokyunage) Also, bokken. Randori situations. Saturday - No Class N.B. Kyu Testing This Week!
26 November 2016
Training - November 21 - 26, 2016
Kata dori (ikkyo, nikyo) Kokyunage, kata dori variations, with munetsuki and tanto tsuki. N.B. NO CLASS on Thursday, November 24, 2016! Thanksgiving Day! Saturday - No Class
1 December 2016
Training - November 28 - December 1, 2016
Ryote dori (tenchinage, shihonage) kotegaeshi, other variations.
4 December 2016
Jim Alvarez Sensei will be at the dojo Friday, December 2, to Sunday, December 4, 2016, for a seminar.
10 December 2016
Training - December 5 - 10, 2016
Ushiro ryokata dori ikkyo, Ushiro ryote dori shihonage, kotegaeshi, iriminage, variations. Saturday - No Class
17 December 2016
Training - December 12 - 17, 2016
Ushiro kubi shime kotegaeshi, sankyo, Ushiro waza kokyunage (ushiro tori, hiji tori, etc.). Saturday - No Class
24 December 2016
Training - December 19 - 24, 2016
Yokomenuchi ikkyo, nikyo, sankyo and yonkyo. Koshinage from shomenuchi, yokomenuchi, katate dori and munetsuki. Saturday - No Class
31 December 2016
Training - December 26 - 31, 2016
Hanmi handachi: Katatedori shihonage, Ryote dori shihonage, shomenuchi iriminage (work also from standing). Saturday - No Class