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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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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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Kids Aikido Classes at Suginami Aikikai

I teach on Thursdays! Drop by and check it out! 🙂

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Camp Japan

Who says you can’t be a fierce warrior AND a skilled artist?! Not the Samurai! Camp Japan is a unique day camp combining martial arts, art and culture. Taught by black belts, artists, musicians, professional educators and more, we offer hands-on experiences for all the five senses. Hosted at a state-of-the-art martial arts dojo, we […]

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CAMP JAPAN, August 2013!!

This will be a most unusual, cultural, active, creative summer camp experience, right here in San Francisco! Feel free to email me with any questions!!

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CAMP JAPAN this summer at Suginami Aikikai & The Asian Art Museum

I’m so excited! I just met with educators from the Asian Art Museum and they’ve confirmed two full afternoon field trips as part of this one-week day camp, August 18-23rd. We’re going to see and touch Samurai warrior armor, explore the Tea Ceremony, learn brush painting, see Japanese ghost prints and have a story performed […]

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Awesome Kids Aikido Tests * Spring 2013

As you can see, these kids are not messing around! Congratulations to the new yellow, orange and red belts! They worked hard and their tests were awesome!

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Unveiling! Art * Aikido * Teaching

Here goes! A BLOG that combines THREE of my loves: ART, AIKIDO, & EDUCATION. YES. I’ll be sharing lesson ideas, kids art, aikido triumphs, art/martial arts philosophies, exhibition explorations, and more. A lifetime of art-making, teaching in schools and museums, and over twenty years practicing aikido should offer up some good gems!! I’ll also delve into the secret […]

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