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2018 Kagami Biraki Promotions

The following ASU instructor promotions were recognized by the Aikikai Hombu (World Aikido Headquarters) at their annual Kagami Biraki celebration: Rokudan Godan Yondan Brian Canin Steven Fasen Steven Lee Schneid Ana Arango Melissa Bell Luis Escamilla Cheryl Moore-Gough Jerold Hargis Sharon Seymour Kerry Connell Tom Graham Jay Hartley Ola Karasik Cathy Middlecamp Amir Moayedpa Alex Rodriguez […]

2017 Kagami Biraki Promotions

The following 44 ASU instructor promotions were recognized by the Aikikai Hombu (World Aikido Headquarters) at their annual Kagami Biraki celebration: Nanadan Rokudan Godan Yondan Charles Tseng Mike Adachi Jude Blitz Douglas Hanson Eugene Lee Alex Nakamura Gary Small Marsha Turner Tracy Alpert Larry Bowman Barb Brown Mark Campbel-Olszewski Nina Carleton Don Ellingsworth Guy Hagen Brian […]

Report from the Board of Directors: November 2016

Report from the Nov. 2, 2016 Meeting of the ASU Board The treasurer reported that the roof of the house at the Aiki Shrine will need to be replaced. The Board thanks Gary Clementi who did a temporary fix – in the middle of a hurricane. ASU is now registered as a non-profit organization with a […]

ASU Yudansha Exam Preparation Handbook

In theory, regular practice of Aikido under a qualified instructor will prepare a student to pass their black belt test and to handle situations of stress, aggression and violence.  However, we are often nervous when test time approaches, as subconsciously we don’t have confidence that normal keiko is sufficient preparation for the above-normal stress and performance associated […]