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Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

When was the last time you worked out your feet and felt the connection into your legs and hips? Using different foot & leg props and repatterning exercises, this class will change the shape of your feet and the use of your legs above. In this class you will learn routines to release the bottoms of your feet, raise your arches, realign your ankles, balance your leg muscles and improve how you stand and walk in the world!Read More

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

Fluid Movement Stretch
Extend your spine, open up your hips and experience more 3-D movement... Have you ever initiated a movement with your pinky that sequences through your whole body in a spirilic pathway down to your big toe? You can experience the fullness of this sequential body spiral and other 3-D patterns in my Fluid Movement classes. It’s a way to break out of our habitual 2-dimensional patterns into a more fluid and transformative way of being!Read More

Aikido Summer Camp

child slices watermelon with bokken
Aikido Camp is a full week of Aikido training and games - plus crafts, outdoor adventures, and a chance to connect with young Aikido students throughout Florida and the East Coast.Read More

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

Fluid Movement Stretch
Extend your spine, open up your hips and experience more 3-D movement... Have you ever initiated a movement with your pinky that sequences through your whole body in a spirilic pathway down to your big toe? You can experience the fullness of this sequential body spiral and other 3-D patterns in my Fluid Movement classes. It’s a way to break out of our habitual 2-dimensional patterns into a more fluid and transformative way of being!Read More

Family Self-Protection Workshop

young girl striking heavy bag
A Free Introductory Workshop for Teens, Tweens, and Parents Learn self-protection basics based in Aikido, a martial art uniquely structured to allow a smaller, weaker, or unarmed person to use their power effectively. Read More

2019 Spring Seminar with Aviv Goldsmith Sensei

Join us for an energetic weekend of training with Aviv Goldsmith Sensei. Experience his focused and systematic approach to teaching - from basics to advanced, Aviv Sensei will teach you to move in a way that is flowing yet precise, powerful yet effortless.Aviv Sensei is a longtime friend of this dojo, who taught the first seminar in our first permanent location, in 2011. If you have not yet had the opportunity to train with him or to uchideshi in his amazing dojo in Virginia, do not miss this event! All Aikidoka are welcome.Read More

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune Up with Donna Waks

dna spiral, the shape of nature
These sessions combine intense, focused traction and release routines of ball rolling with softer 3-dimensional patterns and movement fundamental to fully connect and coordinate limbs with trunk for healthy joints and ease of movement.“It’s a perfect foundation to your workout, aikido practice, golf game and being more resilient in your life.”Read More

Family Self-Defense – FREE Introductory Workshop

Randori with Susie & Greg
Learn self-defense basics based in Aikido, a martial art uniquely structured to allow a smaller, weaker, or unarmed person to use their power effectively. In this workshop you will learn to move past fight/flight/freeze, practice basic moves to unbalance, deflect, or repel an attacker, and safely experience the kind of “real life” threats not often practiced in traditional martial arts classes.Read More

Parents’ Night Out/Kids Aikido Night

Laura Sensei and Kids
Enjoy some time away, bring the kids to the dojo to play! Parents' Night Out is 4 hours of Aikido, games, crafting, pizza, and a video. We order from Pizza SRQ which makes it easy to accommodate special diet needs. Due to the wonderful growth of our youth program, this event is for dojo members only (both monthly and drop-in students are welcome!) Read More

Introduction to Sumi-E Painting and Calligraphy with master painter Frederica Marshall

The art of brush painting and the art of Japanese calligraphy means far more than simply putting brush to paper. Just as a martial artist trains with the sword to unify the mind, body, and spirit, so the brush is used to become fully aware and embodied in the moment of self-expression.Join us for a fun and relaxing exploration of brush painting and calligraphy techniques, and see why many martial artists, O Sensei included, considered the brush a vital part of their training and their well-being.Beginners welcome, ages 12 and up.Dates and Times: Saturday, Feb. 9th, 1:00-4:00pm Prices: $60 ($50 for current dojo members) Total # of Registrations: 20, open to the publicFrederica Marshall, Master Brush Painter, lived in Japan for 28 years where she studied Sumi-e (Asian Brush Painting) for 10 years with Grace Yen. Her works of art are included in private collections in Australia, Europe, Japan and the U.S. For nine years Frederica was an Artist in Residence in the Sarasota County Arts Council program “Artists in the Schools”.Frederica has had more than 20,000 students of all ages from kindergarten to retirement homes. A joyous approach to creativity allows students of all ages to experience success and gain skills in their art creations.For more information, visit: http://www.fredericamarshall.com/“ I especially appreciated your relaxed and encouraging style, your willingness to help when needed and yet allow me to pursue what took my fancy, and your ability to open my horizons without talking down to me.” - excerpt from a student’s letter of thanks Read More

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

Body Rolling
These sessions combine intense, focused traction and release routines of ball rolling with softer 3-dimensional patterns and movement fundamental to fully connect and coordinate limbs with trunk for healthy joints and ease of movement.“It’s a perfect foundation to your workout, aikido practice, golf game and being more resilient in your life.”This week, we will be opening our hips and spine and connecting the whole body in 3-dimensional patterns.Read More

Holiday De-Stress Fluid Movement Tune-Up

Fluid Movement Stretch
This class will address the stress and strains of holiday shopping, travelling and prepping -- being on your legs and feet, carrying packages and luggage or being stuck in a seat for hours.Bringing together movement fundamentals, 3-dimensional movement patterns and focused ball rolling routines. These tune-up sessions are a wonderful way to reset your body/being to a more fluid, connected and whole way of being. Date: Sunday, Dec 16 Time: : 10:30 am - 12:00 noon Space is limited, pre-registration required. $20 / class (free to dojo members)Visit the Fluid Movement website Read More

Fluid Movement Saturday Session – Dec 1

diagram of the psoas muscle
The psoas muscle is the deepest core muscle of the body. It is the only muscle that connects the trunk to lower limbs. The psoas is important for walking, stabilizing spine and maintaining posture as well as flexibility and joint mobility. A tight and shortened psoas can lead to back issues and dysfunctional posture. An underactive and loose psoas causes instability and discomfort. Get to know your psoas and how to keep it fluid and fit!Read More

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune Up – Nov 11

Fluid Movement Class
Bringing together movement fundamentals, 3-dimensional movement patterns and focused ball rolling routines. These tune-up sessions are a wonderful way to reset your body/being to a more fluid, connected and whole way of being. Classes will be geared towards participants' needs -- addressing the functional connection of legs into pelvis and arms into trunk. Space is limited, pre-registration required.Read More

Fluid Movement Saturday Session – Nov 3

Body Rolling
Bringing together movement fundamentals, 3-dimensional movement patterns and focused ball rolling routines. These tune-up sessions are a wonderful way to reset your body/being to a more fluid, connected and whole way of being. Classes will be geared towards participants' needs -- addressing the functional connection of legs into pelvis and arms into trunk. Space is limited, pre-registration required.Read More

Fall Aikido Seminar with Hans Goto Shihan, 7th Dan

Hans Goto Shihan performs tenchinage
We invite you to join us for an exceptional Aikido experience. Certain teachers simply radiate joy from the moment you meet them; Goto Sensei is one of those teachers. I have never seen people happier to be locked into juji garame or thrown through the air as I have at a Goto Sensei seminar. All Aikidoka are welcome!Read More

October Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up

Fluid Movement Class
Bringing together movement fundamentals, 3-dimensional movement patterns and focused ball rolling routines.These tune-up sessions are a wonderful way to reset your body/being to a more fluid, connected and whole way of being.Classes will be geared towards participants' needs -- addressing the functional connection of legs into pelvis and arms into trunk.Space is limited, pre-registration required.Sundays: 9/23, 10/21, 11/11, 12/16 10:30am-12noonRead More

Parents’ Night Out / Kids’ Aikido Night

Aikido Kids and Friends
Enjoy some time away, bring the kids to the dojo to play! Parents' Night Out is 4 hours of Aikido, games, crafting, pizza, and a video. We order from Pizza SRQ which makes it easy to accommodate special diet needs.Read More

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

Body Rolling
Bringing together movement fundamentals, 3-dimensional movement patterns and focused ball rolling routines. These tune-up sessions are a wonderful way to reset your body/being to a more fluid, connected and whole way of being. Classes will be geared towards participants' needs -- addressing the functional connection of legs into pelvis and arms into trunk. Read More

Luo Han Patting Method Workshop with Dr. David Miller

This workshop brings the teachings of Bodhidharma and Yin Style Ba Gua together in order to benefit health, energy, resist attacks, and cleanse the body and mind of impurities. It is taught together with the 8 Functions of Qi routine to develop therapeutic power to be applied clinically. These routines are for any level student in moderately good health.Read More