Our Aikido program seeks to create a culture of respect and friendliness while maintaining a seriousness of training.  Students, under the guidance of instructors and senior students, learn from one another though training together.  In addition to training, we all contribute to the health of the dojo through sharing our time and effort according to our abilities, which may include teaching, website upkeep, marketing, and simple dojo maintenance.  Based on a collective model, we find that through training and sharing our time together, our lives are enhanced.  This is our vision of our community here at Seattle School of Aikido. 

We invite you to come visit the dojo and personally share our vision and training.

Sunday Adult Aikido AM class time will be changing to 930am-11am

This new time works better for most folks.

There will be no class on Sunday am 2/15.

The new class time will go into effect as of 2/22.

See you at 930am!

- John

Jan Nevelius in Helsinki 2015 video

Adult Aikido Beginner's Series starts Monday Feb 2, 630pm

Come join us for a 2 month introduction to aikido.  Classes are Monday and Wednesday nights, 630-745pm.

No experience needed, come wearing comfortable exercise clothes (long pants recommended) and experience aikido first hand.

Improve your balance, decrease your tension in response to stress, begin to understand the nature of conflict, and see how by changing ourselves, we can perhaps change our partner.

Cost is $100 for the 2 month series, come a little early on the first day (Mon Feb 2) to enroll.

Hope to see you on the mat!

- John Peng, 2nd Dan Aikikai

Chief Instructor, Adult Aikido

Help us get the painter to the top of the ladder!

SSA is making much-needed improvements to the dojo, and we need your help!

In the coming weeks, the dojo interior will be painted and the bathroom floor replaced. 

Please support our beautification efforts by making a tax-deductible donation.

Thanks to the generosity of two of our members, donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $1250!

You can make your donation by clicking on the Paypal donate button on this site, or by placing a check in the dues box, with "donation" written on the item line.

All amounts, no matter how small or large are deeply appreciated.

Thank you for your support of our dojo community.

 

 

 

 

No Sunday AM aikido classes for October

There will be no Sunday aikido classes for October.

Sunday classes 9am-1030am will resume again in November.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I will be at the seminar next weekend 10/19, and out of town the following weekend 10/26.

- John

Join us for Adult Aikido Grading Exams at 2pm and Potluck at 3pm Today, 10/11/14

We will be having grading exams at 2pm, followed by an all dojo potluck at 3pm today.

All are welcome... family, friends, fellow students, and visitors.

If you are bringing something to share, please keep it peanut-free.

Hope to see you all on the mat!

- John

Adult Aikido classes back on Sundays, 9am-1030am, first class 9/7/14

Due to popular demand, it is my pleasure to announce that I will be teaching adult aikido classes on Sundays, 9am-1030am. First class is tomorrow, 9/7/14.

See you on the mat!

John Peng, Chief Instructor, Adult Aikido

Shinto Ryu at 2014 Eastside Matsuri Festival

Shinto Ryu Iai-Battojutsu will be demonstrating again at this year's Eastside Matsuri Festival! We will be demonstrating at 4:00 PM on Sunday September 7th. For more details please see http://enma.org/2014/ma/14shintoryuiaibattojutsu.html

Hope to see you there!

Jan Nevelius Shihan will be in Seattle in October!

We are so excited to welcome Jan Nevelius Shihan back to Seattle, and have the honor of having him teach a class at our school for one night (Wednesday October 15, 630pm-830pm) while he is in town.

For the one class on Wednesday night, SSA Dojo members train for free, while the cost to non-members is only our regular mat fee of $15.  We are a non-profit corporation, so additional donations are always welcome.

Go to our facebook page for more details or the direct link to the registration page:

https://www.facebook.com/seattleschoolofaikido

http://www.aikidoseattle.org/jan-nevelius-2014.html

As Nevelius Shihan is SSA's mentor and connection to Hombu Dojo in Japan, we hope all of our adult Aikido program students are able to attend to train with him directly for our evening class.  I also strongly recommend registering and attending the full 3-day seminar at Seattle Central Community College Friday October 17 through Sunday October 19.

Hope to see you all on the mat!

- John

Wonderful introductory video for Aikido

Created by our friends at NOLA Aikido in New Orleans.

http://vimeo.com/83818354

Thanks for making it,

- John

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