It’s official, the next SSA board meeting will be Monday night, March 5th, 8PM at the dojo. We will be discussing dojo direction for the next few years and open leadership positions on the board! Open to all members (and parents of members).
Hello all, i have come down with some flu like symptoms and will be staying far away from the dojo tonight. So there will be no kids classes today 1/11/18
There will be no kids classes from the 23rd through the 30th. Classes will resume with the new schedule on January 2nd. As a reminder there will be a new Tuesday beginners class 4-5pm and a new Thursday yellow belt + class 4-5pm.
Hope everyone has a good holiday season. Eat good food.
-Evan Bucy (kids/teens chief instructor)
Please note that there are no Shinto Ryu sword, Budo Tanren, or Kids Martial Arts classes this Saturday, December 9th. Our teachers are continuing their own training that weekend at Dan Harden’s seminar at Aikido Eastside. Regular Aikido classes are on for Friday night and Sunday morning however!
There will be no kids or teens class Saturday the 9th. Evan will be at a martial art seminar hopefully learning some cool new things to teach in the program. Have a good weekend!
The next board meeting for Seattle School of Aikido is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5th at 8PM at the dojo. As a non-profit dojo, board meetings are open to all members (including our awesome parents!). We will be looking at our finances in particular at this meeting and evaluating a likely dues increase to begin in 2018. Feel free to join us for Budo Tanren/Icho ryu from 6-8PM before the meeting if you’d like to get a workout in beforehand.
John Peng will be practicing QiGong Monday and Wednesdays nights, 6pm-6:25pm. Free to all dojo members. $5/class or $20/month for non-members (first class to try it is free). No experience necessary.
John is not a QiGong expert, but is student of QiGong, as learned from Jan Nevelius Shihan. John will be sharing his experiences and practice with the dojo and community at large.
There is no falling, no partner contact, and it is very gentle easy on the joints and body.
Please come and experience these QiGong breathing and mindfulness exercises in our dojo.
Hope to see you on the mat.
As a reminder, the dojo will be closed starting Friday 2:30pm through Sunday 2:30pm. Apologies for all that are inconvenienced, our mats are being used at the Jan Nevelius Shihan seminar at Seattle Central College Friday through Sunday. Classes will resume as usual on Monday. Thank you for your cooperation and support. – John
No Kids or Teens classes Saturday, September 16. Regular class schedule Tuesday, September 19.
How does a relaxed arm create kuzushi (breaking balance) on contact with uke? If your arm is relaxed, how do you move from center and affect uke? The answer is that it can’t, for most people. Muscular tension can do it, but it’s slow, lacks power, telegraphs intent, fatigues faster and there’s no clean connection with hara.
A better way? Pull silk. Read more about it in this post on our Budo Tanren Facebook page.
If you want to get some hands on and feel this unusual skill, drop by our Budo Tanren class on Thursday nights.