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!
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
Shinto Ryu Iai-battojutsu – regular schedule.
Budo Tanren and Kids/Teens classes are cancelled. Several of us will be attending Dan Harden’s weekend seminar at Aikido Eastside.
A number of our instructors will be attending a continuing education seminar this weekend. See you at regular classes next week!
Unfortunately, our Kids/Teens Summer Camp pre-enrollment didn’t reach the minimum number of campers required, so we’re cancelling it for this summer.
Kids/teens classes are on for tomorrow, Tuesday 8/8. Weather’s cooled off a bit, but bring those water bottles. See you on the mat!
Evan Bucy, Chief Kids/Teens Instructor, is offering a 5-day Budo skills summer intensive. Participants will learn practical strategies to foresee, assess, and protect themselves before situations develop. Daily activities include ukemi, waza, aiki body exercises, lots of group and partner work, and community building. Introduction to weapons training – wooden staff, wooden sword, and wooden fan techniques and kata – teach focus, sustained concentration, confidence, and centering, all aspects that augment total Aikido body skills. Students may expect to have serious fun.
The camp runs August 21 – 25, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. Cost is $300.
Basic requirements: SSA students who are 8 years and up + yellow belt and up. Other SSA and non-SSA students by permission – ask Evan directly.
Save the date! Evan’s offering a weapons day camp: Mon 8/21 – Fri 8/25, 9am-3pm, $300/student. Staff technique in the mornings & sword in the afternoons. Who: SSA students who are 8yo & up + yellow belt & up. Other SSA students by permission – ask Evan directly. Great intensive for teens to build on their kata from past summer camps.
Kids/teens: No classes from Saturday July 1 through Saturday July 8. Have fun outside & hopefully get some camping in!