Archive | October, 2013

Excellent Test by Our Youngest Thursday Aikido Student!

I am so proud! Our new, youngest student has worked very hard to earn all of her stripes for yellow, studied seriously to advance, and just aced her yellow belt test. She is an example of effort, enthusiasm and humility; she also had the benefit of wonderful ukemi provided by our advanced red belt student. […]

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Tigers & Pandas * Japanese Brush Paintings * 3rd Grade

Here are brush paintings by some of my young students from John Yehall Chin School.┬áThis is only a small section of hundreds of works in the culminating exhibition; every child was represented. The kids in all of the K-5th classes learned about Japanese brush painting (and many other art techniques!). I worked as an artist-in-residence […]

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Action-Packed Red Belt Tests

These orange belts – now red belts – worked very hard practicing for their tests and it shows! High energy with excellent focus! Many congratulations.

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