Welcome to Frits Habermann, 4th Dan Aikikai, as Seattle School of Aikido’s new Chief Instructor of Adult Aikido!

It is with great pleasure that I introduce and welcome Frits to our community.  Habermann Sensei considers Christian Tissier, Jan Nevelius, and Frank Ostoff to be strong influences in his current Aikido practice, which emphasizes deep connection between Tori and Uke.

I’ve enjoyed training on rare occasions with Frits through the past few years, and am very pleased that he is able to be a big part of our community.  I’m excited to begin training with him regularly!

He will begin teaching adult aikido classes on Monday and Wednesday nights, 630pm-745pm, starting on Monday, May 7, which will also be the start of our next 2 month Beginner’s Series.  He will continue teaching classes on those nights even after that series is completed.

So, if you’ve been on the fence about starting or learning aikido, are looking for new inspiration in your training, have previosly attended but faded in your practice, or just want to meet a genuinely nice guy, then please come Monday May 7 at 630pm and get on the mat!

I hope to see you all there!

– John Peng

Board President

Seattle School of Aikido

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