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.

Rainy weather - class schedules back to normal!

Snow and ice...blah!

Thursday (January 19) classes *TENTATIVELY* cancelled

Posted on the SSA Yahoo Group last night:

I'm inclined to cancel tomorrow night's class.  I suspect the roads will be worse tomorrow with some ice showing up tonight and I believe the busses are still on snow schedule, making life difficult for our transit riders.


Stay tuned or contact your instructor...

Wednesday (January 18) classes cancelled

See that white stuff outside?

Stay warm and safe.  We'll see you next week.

Keep up your solo training!

If you have questions, please contact your instructor.

Happy New Year! Reminder, no Friday 6pm class until further notice.

Happy training to all this new year.

There will be no Friday 6pm class until further notice.

Adult Beginner's Aikido class will now be on Monday and Thursday nights starting at 6pm.


Reminder: Train, EAT, have Fun - Saturday December 3

Testing, potluck and general dojo get together.  Saturday, December 3, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

See you there!

Thanksgiving morning practice at 9am

Several of us will be at the dojo at 9am on Thanksgiving morning to practice some Aikido! Come and join us!

Thanksgiving Eve - no adult evening aikido class

The regular Wednesday evening aikido class will not be held on 11/23.  Big dinner prep day!

See you next week!

Save the Date: Saturday, December 3, 5pm - 730pm, Promotions Testing followed by an All-Dojo Potluck and Year End Review

All Dojo members, friends, and family are welcome.  Children are especially invited and encouraged to attend.

The night will start with a brief 30 minute class to review and warm-up, then promotions testing will begin.  We should be done with all tests by 615pm, and then the potluck will begin on the mat.  Please remember that we have *PEANUT ALLERGIC* members, so no peanut products please.

New two month Sunday class at SSA! An introduction to Aiki-budo. Begins 10/9/2011

Intent:  This course is designed to introduce a prospective student to the basic characteristics of Icho Ryu Aiki-Budo training and prepare them to enter traditional class much better prepared than they would otherwise.  Secondarily, it is intended as a way to offer a different view of “Aiki” than is seen in other arts and study groups.  While there are many similarities with other arts and practices, it is our belief that the training and environment of Icho-Ryu is unique.  It is our hope that offering a different but similar perspective will help clarify the home art of any student who attends this series.  This series is not meant as indoctrination into Icho-Ryu and does not require any further commitment on behalf of those attending.  We have found great moments of insight into our own art(s) by travelling outside of our own dojo and training with other generous teachers.  It is our hope that this course could offer that same experience to other students.

Audience: Any interested student.  The specifics and nature of class will depend greatly on the skills and experience of those students in attendance, but we are confident in the general content and potential benefit of this course regardless of background or experience.

Save the Date: Monday, 10/24/11, 630pm-800pm, Special Aikido Class with Jan Nevelius, 6th Dan Aikikai, Sweden

We are pleased to announce that Jan Nevelius, 6th Dan Aikikai, Swedish Aikido Federation, will be teaching a special class at the Seattle School of Aikido.  All levels are welcome, Fee is $30, but beginners currently enrolled in our beginners' series for October are free.


For more information about Jan:

http://www.jannevelius.se/  (if you can read/translate swedish)


Hope to see you all on the mat!

- John


edit:  time correction 630pm-8pm.

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