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Catch the Wave
May  2017


Opportunity

The building that we have been in for 25 years is up for sale. Come to the classes or e-mail me to be informed and have input into details as they unfold. Sensei

Promotions

Every Saturday, following Aikido class, there will be kyu and dan preparation training led by members of the testing committee. Don't be kyu-less!

May Events

May 5-7 - Aiki Horizons - Register now for all or part of this great seminar! Friday, 5:00 pm through Sunday, noon. Pat Hendricks (7th dan), Michael Friedl (7th dan), Danielle Smith, Michael Smith, Vince Salvatore, Louis Jumonville, (all 6th dan), as well as Yvonne Thelwell, and Ray Gardiner of Great Britain, (both 5th dan). Location: AOM and nearby location. Includes jo and bokken training. See Flyer.

May 26-29 - Mt. Baldy Retreat. Aikido, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Zen Meditation...in the beautiful, serene mountain setting of the Mt. Baldy Zen Center. Practices are led by the Mt. Baldy monks and the sensei Frank McGourik, Cyndy Hayashi, Teja Bell, and Danielle & Michael Smith. Go to the Aikido Ai website to register for this unique, rewarding experience.

May 27 Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.

May 28 & 29 Dojo Holiday, no classes.

June Events

June 17 Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
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Noon Aikido Classes -
Mondays & Wednesdays (Ki-Flow Jo/Aikibojitsu).

Aikibojitsu - Wooden Staff Art practice based on principles and techniques as presented in, Aikido, Aikibojitsu and the Structure of Natural Law, by Aikibojitsu founder, Tom Read Sensei. Monday 12n-1pm and Saturday 9am-10am. Michael Smith Sensei is a 5th Dan in Aikido, 5th Dan in Aikibojitsu and a licensed Aikibojitsu teacher. Beginners are welcome; no previous experience required! Monthly dues, $50 for once a week and $75 for two times a week. AOM students can train at no extra charge.

Meditation - Classes are held every Saturday from 7 to 8:50am. You can attend all or part. No experience necessary, free, and open to the public. They are led by Scott Stillenger, a meditation teacher. Once a month, a Saturday session will be held from 11:45 to 1pm. See the events page for scheduled dates.

Sogi

Sogi schedule - Sogi is a part of your training. Be sure to do some each time you come to class. Mark the list when you do.

Mat Sogi - Mat sogi will be done each Saturday after class except when Special Focus Meditation or a special event occurs.

Heard in the Circle

Aiki Store - Aikido and wave decals: $2; AOM license plate frame: $10; Aikido engraved tanto: $20.

Live Earth Farm - Fresh organic produce drop-off on Thursdays. Several sizes available. Pick up information at the dojo or go to: www.liveearthfarm.net

Aiki-nomics  - If you cannot pay dues, even for one month, because of economic circumstances, arrange with Sensei at the beginning of the month for Aiki-nomics. There is no limit to how long you can be on it and you set the level of the dues that you can afford to pay. You just agree to train a minimum of 2 times a week. See Sensei for details

The Art of Peace - Morihei Ueshiba
46 Instructors can impart only a fraction of the teaching. It is through your own devoted practice that the mysteries of the Art of Peace are brought to life.
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