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Effective immediately, we will now hold Saturday's adult class at 10am for the rest of the summer (instead of 12:30). Kids class will remain at 11:15am.
So the Saturday schedule is now:
10am -- Adult's class
11:15am -- Kid's class
We do this during the summer to give people the afternoon free. Then we revert back when it starts to get cold again. The website's schedule page has been updated to reflect this.
Just 2 weeks until the big seminar retreat in Charlton, MA!
For more info, take a look at the EVENT.
This is a big deal! It is a really special event for us, and is very near the Providence dojo - only about an hour drive. For newer members, visiting even for a day will be a great way of getting a glimpse of the larger Aikido community - and a group of people from all over who wish to celebrate and honor our original teacher - Mitsunari Kanai Sensei - and his unique, and dynamic style of Aikido.
For more info on Kanai Sensei (including an interesting essay by him regarding the importance of etiquette in Aikido), visit the About page.
For some video footage of Kanai Sensei demonstrating test requirements (including using Sensei David Halprin as his uke), visit our Facebook video page (this is the link).
That's right -- our seminar is upon us!
This Saturday, we will hold children's class at the normal time of 11:15 -- but the adults class is cancelled, and instead, we will hold the seminar, starting at 1pm.
Thanks! ...and see you there!
We have posted videos of students from the Framingham Aikikai kids' program passing their Yellow, Yellow-Black, Orange, Orange-Black, and Green belt tests. This can be a great study tool for families who have kids looking forward to their next test. Please check them out - thanks!
These are located on our Facebook VIDEOS page. https://www.facebook.com/pg/ProvidenceAikido/videos
We have posted the "UNITED STATES AIKIDO FEDERATION NEW STUDENT GUIDE," from Yamada Sensei - as well as the "FRAMINGHAM AIKIKAI NEW STUDENT GUIDE" that Halprin Sensei has prepared especially for his students. We have also posted the USAF testing requirements, and other items of interest.
April 29th -- Seminar
Chris Niskala, 2nd Dan, and Josh Blake, 2nd Dan of Framingham Aikikai will be teaching us here in Providence on April 29th. Chris and Josh are both long-time students of David Halprin Shihan, and Barbara Britton Shihan, and we are very pleased to have them here with us. Dinner and drinks afterwards.
Please mark your calendars, and join us for a day of fun, and practice!
* See our EVENTS PAGE for details.
Congratulations to Michael, and Lucas of our Children's Program for passing their Yellow Belt tests.