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Aikido and Openness

May 9, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
by Flo Li
The following writing was a speech given by John Pergakes during his shodan exam. In aikido, we do not compare ourselves to one another, it is the importance of our inner development that matters the most. You and I might be very different in height, weight, physical abilities, emotional sensitivities, and even our pace of progress, yet in aikido we recognize each person is unique in our own journey, and the test of shodan is not only a memorization of techniques or the ability to make connections, but also it is a test to see how far we've come to [...]

December Kyu Test Completed

December 15, 2011 @ 1:45 am
by Flo Li
Congratulations to everyone tested on Dec 10th and Dec 12th! It has been exciting for us to witness so much progress in our dojo. All the white belts have graduated to yellow belts in the Aiki-Kids class. Two students from Aiki-Youth have been promoted to the adult class. And we had our first ever shodan test in the adult class - congratulations to Joe Kelly for earning his black belt! To access and download pictures from the recent kyu test, please click on the link KYU TEST DEC 2011. You can also access other pictures from 2011 through the following links. [...]