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Kumi Jo - Bokken Kata Variations - Certificates Awarded

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We continue to focus on weapon practice (bokken, jo, shoto) study as we navigate Covid safety concerns (i.e., minimize contact while practicing forms).    Here we celebrate progress.  October 19th Certificates awarded to Chris, Connor, Seth, and Daryl for :  Kumi Jo - Bokken Kata Variations

Slight Shift in Hours Starting Aug31st

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We continue to work with Premier Shooting & Training to ensure we get a late time slot on Mon and Wed as they juggle many factors.  Next week we will have the same schedule as we have currently: Mon Aug 24th  6:30-7:30PM Main Dojo Wed Aug 26th  6:30-7:30PM Main Dojo Starting Mon Aug 31st onward, we will meet :  7:00-8:00PM (still every Mon and Wed). We will meet in the "Alpha" training room , which is across from the locker rooms.

Go get 'em, Hanna!

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We have been training with Hanna since 2013! As college lures her away we want to thank her and wish her well. We also hope life doesn't take her too far away from the dojo. Please come back to throw us and swing weapons! It won't be as much fun without someone laughing at Daryl as you do :). Here are snapshots taken over the years:  

Aikido Training Continues - Safely

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Classes are Mon and Wed,   6:30PM - 7:30PM at   Premier Shooting & Training . We continue practicing Aikido while "distancing", which means we wear masks, pair up with family members, and focus on weapons instead of close-contact throwing.    Practicing with weapons enhances our understanding of maintaining proper distance with opponents and improves our footwork. Plus it is fun. Looking for safe activity during these crazy times? Consider training with us.

Masks are expected

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Members, The Governor has ordered masks to be worn in public spaces in the red zones (i.e. Butler county OH). Seth and I will be wearing masks for class and adjusting practice to accommodate the wearing of masks. Any mask you feel comfortable with is fine. If you have any issues with a mask we will make accommodations for your needs.  We will not be doing ukemi practice in the warm-ups. We will continue with weapons only. The rest of the martial arts classes at the dojo will also be wearing masks.  If you have any concerns or questions please let me know. As always our intention is to practice and transmit the art Aikido as safely and respectfully as possible.  Sincerely, Sensei Dirk Domaschko 

Practicing weapons, safely!

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We are back, and practicing Aikido safely.  Please join us Mon and  Wed nights, currently 6:30-7:30PM and Premier Shooting & Training in West Chester OH 45069.  Since Aikido emerged from handling & disarming swords/staffs, we are focusing on these weapons (wooden versions, bokken and jo). We stay distanced Wear masks when appropriate Pair up with family members when getting close (we have several parent-child students pairs) Thanks to Sow Elhadg for most of these photos!