Events

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Aikido Summer Camp 2020

Aikido Camp is a full week of Aikido training and games - plus crafts, outdoor adventures, and a chance to connect with other young people learning to be responsible and self-sufficient in a world full of distraction.
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Fluid Movement Tune-Up Goes Online!

Fluid Movement Stretch

Online Classes for Fluid Movement, now open

Has stress and a stay-at-home lifestyle got you feeling stiff? Join the online tune-up session for Fluid Movers.

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.

You will need a space to work – big enough to be in the open X position & move, with ample light and your laptop or phone positioned @ 6 feet away to allow the teacher to see you lying down, mat or carpet, towel for face down routines, white & copper ball.

Reset your body to a more fluid, connected and whole way of being.Learn More

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Camp Toys

**Postponed** Parents Night Out / Kids Aikido Night

*** This event is postponed due to the current COVID-19 crisis. ***

We’re sorry, we hope you all are well and we will reschedule as soon as it is reasonable to do so!

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Friday, March 27th, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.at Traditional Aikido of Sarasota

Enjoy some time away, bring the kids to the dojo to play!

Parents’ Night Out is 4 hours of Aikido, games, crafts, pizza, and a video. If you need us to accommodate special diet needs, please let us know in advance.It is not necessary to arrive right at 5:00 or stay till 9:00, however please notify me if you wish to drop off/pick up at an alternate time. For the safety of all who hang around our dojo during off hours, we lock the door.

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Spring Break Aikido Camp

Spring Break Aikido Camp is two full days of Aikido training and games - plus crafts, water play, and a chance to connect with other young Aikidoka. $50 one day, $80 both days
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Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

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.
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Jamie Zimron Sensei

Special Evening Seminar with Zimron Sensei

Join us for a special evening seminar as Traditional Aikido of Sarasota welcomes back Jamie Sensei! Her mind-body expertise, pro athleticism and passion for peace make for a rich and joyful training experience. Wednesday, Feb 26th 5:30 - 6:30pm Youth (10+) 6:30 - 8:00 pm Adults (both classes are open to all ages and styles)
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a fun group workshop painting sumi-e and calligraphy

Sumi-E Painting and Calligraphy Basics with Frederica Marshall Sensei

Join master painter Frederica Marshall for a fun and relaxing exploration of sumi-e 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.
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Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

Relieve muscle strain and stress. Restore health and vitality. Re-set and ease movement and posture. These tune-up sessions are a wonderful way to reset your body/being to a more fluid, connected and whole way of being.
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Camp Toys

Parents Night Out / Kids Aikido Night

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Friday, Dec 13th, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
at Traditional Aikido of Sarasota

Enjoy some time away, bring the kids to the dojo to play!
Parents’ Night Out is 4 hours of Aikido, games, crafts, pizza, and a video. If you need us to accommodate special diet needs, please let us know in advance.

It is not necessary to arrive right at 5:00 or stay till 9:00, however please notify me if you wish to drop off/pick up at an alternate time. For the safety of all who hang around our dojo during off hours, we lock the door.

Favorite PNO Activities:

  • Games in the Dark
  • Cooperative storytelling
  • Glow-in-the-dark belt stripe?! (earned at your 3rd PNO)

A suggested donation of $20 per student or $30 per family is greatly appreciated.… Learn More

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Fluid Movement Stretch

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

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!
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Fluid Movement Stretch

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up

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!
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teacher helps student with stretch

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!
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Fluid Movement Stretch

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

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!
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Aikido Summer Camp

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.
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Fluid Movement Stretch

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

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!
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young girl striking heavy bag

Family Self-Protection Workshop

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.
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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.
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dna spiral, the shape of nature

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune Up with Donna Waks

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.”
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Randori with Susie & Greg

Family Self-Defense – FREE Introductory Workshop

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.
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Laura Sensei and Kids

Parents’ Night Out/Kids Aikido Night

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!)
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