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Youth Belt Testing

Youth Belt Testing

“It is important to get  to classes  before your belt test so you can prepare. Try hard and don’t stop.” My name is Ian and I am 9 years old and I have been training for 5 years. Belt tests aren’t hard IF you train a lot for them.  I recommend not missing...
❇ The People of Aikido Kenkyukai: Jordan Carlson & Andrew Chen

❇ The People of Aikido Kenkyukai: Jordan Carlson & Andrew Chen

By Jessica Mendoza “Aikido speaks to us both,” Andrew says. “For her it’s the spiritual side, for me it’s the physical side.” Jordan Carlson first learned about aikido through acting. A theater major at the Miami University of Ohio, she recalls attending a workshop on...
New “Soto Deshi”, Martin Weber

New “Soto Deshi”, Martin Weber

“My aim is to concentrate for a while only on Aikido and find a deeper connection to it. I am sure that I will leave Suzuki Sensei’s future classes the same way I Ieft the last ones: sweating and smiling.” Name: Martin Weber Age: 28 Position: Soto...
❇ The People of Aikido Kenkyukai: Won (David) Choi

❇ The People of Aikido Kenkyukai: Won (David) Choi

“Aikido’s like a puzzle I’m trying to figure out. I find it fascinating. I forget about everything else on my mind for the duration of the class. Add the fact that it’s a great work out, by the end of class I feel pretty relaxed and refreshed,...