And you thought they only played hard on the mat…
The leadership of SSA has been busy this year! Some of the more visible events:
You’ve no doubt noticed the new tatami mats upon which we train? Our old canvas mat had many up close and personal relationships with many of you, but it was time to say goodbye to its tired surface and retire it. Now that was a work party!
Small improvements, nice touches. It got a little cold there for a while when the ancient heater died, but hard work on the part of our facilities manager Robert Huberth got us all warm and toasty again. Our blinds needed replacing and that got promptly handled. A little upgrade on the lighting to brighten up the training area. Small things that add up to improve the dojo.
And who can forget our seminar? Different takes on the wonderful world of aikido – Yoseikan, Icho Ryu, and Nihon Goshin. Great aikido, great training and a profitable fundraiser!
Now the development team has created a new website. Try it, use it, make it better. More good stuff coming in that area. Welcome to our new online community!
Of course lots of other fun stuff is happening behind the scenes. That’s what’s driving all of these changes – changes that will make training better and strengthen the dojo community.
It takes a lot of effort on the part of everyone to make a dojo work at an exceptional level. We’re not there. YET. So if you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, it’s time to step up. That doesn’t mean setting your priorities improperly – you bring to the table what you can. But we’d sure like your help and participation.