News and Notes
Arizona Aikido Annual Winter Seminar
16 January 2017
Arizona Aikido's Annual Winter Seminar took place February 17–19, 2017, and featured Yoshi Shibata Sensei. This was the first time Shibata Sensei had taught in the Phoenix area! We're sorry if you missed this seminar! Watch for future opportunities to train with Shibata Sensei. You'll find the flier here. The seminar was held at Longview Elementary School (map). If you'd like to check it, here's the Phoenix weather. You can still pay for the seminar online below:
Full seminar - $100:
Saturday only - $75:
One session (Friday, 1/2 day Saturday, Sunday) - $50: Which session? Friday evening Saturday morning Saturday afternoon Sunday morning
Pay Your Aikido Schools of Ueshiba Dues via PayPal
1 January 2017
We set up a page for you to pay your Aikido Schools of Ueshiba dues via PayPal. Note that you don't need a PayPal account to accomplish this; you may just use your credit or debit card. Go here to pay via PayPal. Of course, you can still pay your ASU dues the old fashioned way - with cash or a check!
27 December 2016
This image will let you see the mats in place. They are not yet fully installed, but we can train on them. Keep watching this page for updates on the status of our dojo, located at 939. W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. We're not quite in a regular schedule, yet. Keep watching this page for updates.
Happy Birthday, Osensei!
14 December 2016
Happy Birthday, Osensei! December 14, 1883! Thanks, Osensei, for the legacy you have left us!
Seminar with Jim Alvarez Sensei
20 October 2016
Jim Alvarez, 6th dan, Aikido of Livermore Shinrei Dojo, will be in Phoenix for a special seminar December 2 - 4, 2016. Download the flier here December is a good time to be in Phoenix! If you'd like to check it, here's the Phoenix weather.
You can register and pay online:
Arizona Aikido Has Moved!
17 October 2016
We have moved to a new dojo located at 939 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013! October 15, 2016, was our last day at the Asian Arts Center. For what it's worth, we were there for 30 years! It will take us a little bit of time to finish preparing the new space, which we are calling Arizona Agatsu Dojo. Watch this Web site for information on when classes will resume at Arizona Agatsu Dojo. If you need more information, you can always use the Contact form. Thanks for your patience!
Arizona Aikido at the Japanese Friendship Garden
17 September 2016
On January 17, 2016, Arizona Aikido gave a demonstration of Aikido at the Japanese Friendship Garden (Ro Ho En). Check out this video to see images of our preparation, some of the actual demonstration, and some scenes from the Japanese Friendship Garden.
Arizona Aikido Fall Mountain Camp 2016
12 September 2016
Our 2016 Fall Mountain Camp is in the books! Thanks to Hiroshi Ikeda, Shihan for his wonderful instruction! Thanks, too, to all the local Aikido instructors who led sessions at camp. We truly appreciate you presence at FMC! Start planning now for next year's Fall Mountain Camp September 7 - 10, 2017!
Arizona Aikido Fall Mountain Camp 2016
30 August 2016
Arizona Aikido's annual Fall Mountain Camp will be held at Emmanuel Pines Camp in Prescott, Arizona, the weekend after Labor Day, Thursday evening, September 8 through Sunday noon, September 11, 2016. Our featured instructor is Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan. Some sessions will be taught by local Arizona senior instructors. Information on cost and online registration are available here. Download a flier. Download a schedule. Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Download a map of Emmanuel Pines Camp. Weather information for Prescott. If you need transportation from the airport to Prescott, check with us first. If we can't find a ride for you, check airport shuttle services here. Rental cars are also available at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. If you are staying at Emmanuel Pines Camp, you will need a sleeping bag or sheet, pillow, blanket, towel and your toiletries. We have a limited number of linens available for an extra fee of $10.00. Or you can look for other lodging in Prescott. Please note that Emmanuel Pines Camp is not within walking distance of any lodging in Prescott. Please bring your jo and bokken. We do have a limited number of weapons for those who are unable to bring their own. Information about Emmanuel Pines Camp. The camp does not have information about this seminar, so please do not contact them about it. Directions to Emmanuel Pines Camp. Many people take the opportunity while at camp to check out historic Prescott. Whiskey Row is a popular area that is easily accessible on Friday evening or on Saturday evening after the banquet. Additional information about Prescott is available from the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. The Grand Canyon is about 130 miles from Prescott, a 2.5 hour drive, and is also a popular spot to visit while you are here.
Third Anniversary of Sakakibara Sensei's Death
22 July 2016
We remember Sakakibara Sensei fondly on this third anniversary of his death. One of the ways we remember him is through the Sakakibara Sensei Memorial Scholarship Fund. If you'd like to donate to the Fund, you may do so using the Donate button below. Read Sensei's biography here.
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