Events

Aikido Summer Camp 2018

Aikido Summer Camp 2018

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. Have Fun, Be Awesome, Repeat!
Parents’ Night Out / Kids’ Aikido Night

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!) 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. A suggested donation of $20 per student or $30 per family is greatly appreciated. Favorite PNO Activities: Games in the Dark Cooperative storytelling Glow-in-the-dark belt stripe?! (earned at your 3rd PNO)
Potluck Kyu Promotion

Potluck Kyu Promotion

Join us for lunch and a demonstration of Aikido skills! Colored Belts and Kyu Ranks will be awarded at a celebration following the demonstrations. Family and friends are welcome. This event is for all Aikido students: adults and children. Junior ranks will perform first, followed by more advanced students. Any student may participate as uke in a kyu rank demonstration. Your participation supports your classmates and develops your skills. To perform a Kyu Demonstration in this event, you must first confirm with your instructor that you have satisfied the minimum training requirements and learned the required skills. Belt stripes may be earned by children/youth participating in this event without a minimum training requirement. Please bring a food or drink to share. See signup in the dojo.
Wellness Starts From Within:  An Introduction to Essential Oils

Wellness Starts From Within: An Introduction to Essential Oils

Do you believe your health is your most important commodity? Without good health, you can't enjoy the rest of life, right? And yet, how often do you put other priorities ahead of your health? How often do you invest in your own self-care? Would you agree we either invest in our health today or in sickness tomorrow? Essential oils are a simple yet effective way to boost your immune system, improve your emotional well being, and reduce your exposure to toxins produced by stress and harmful chemicals. Join us for a fun and informative class with instructor Caroline Muolo. Hands-on applications for essential oils you can use in meditation, food and drinks, cleaning, and more! (Free and open to the public)
Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Ups with Donna Waks

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Ups with Donna Waks

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 this full body spiral experience 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!
Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Ups with Donna Waks

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Ups with Donna Waks

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 this full body spiral experience 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!
Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Ups with Donna Waks

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Ups with Donna Waks

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 this full body spiral experience 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!
Spring Aikido Seminar with Jason Yim

Spring Aikido Seminar with Jason Yim

Come to sunny Florida in February as we welcome Jason Yim, 5th Dan, Takemusu Aikido Association, longtime uchideshi of Morihiro Saito Sensei in Iwama. Experience his amazing knowledge of Iwama Aikido technique, deep insights and stories! All Aikidoka are welcome.
Kyu Test Event and Celebration

Kyu Test Event and Celebration

Join us Saturday, Feb 17th at 12:00 pm for a demonstration of Aikido skills. Colored Belts and Kyu Ranks will be awarded at a celebration following the demonstrations. Family and friends are welcome! This event is for all Aikido students: adults and children. Junior ranks will perform first, followed by more advanced students. Any student may participate as uke in a kyu rank demonstration. Your participation supports your classmates and develops your skills. To perform for your next Kyu Demonstration, you must confirm with your instructor that you have satisfied the minimum training requirements and learned the required skills.
Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

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.”
Fluid Movement Tune-Up with Donna Waks

Fluid Movement Tune-Up with Donna Waks

Bringing together movement fundamentals, 3-dimensional patterns and focused ball rolling routines. We will address the functional connection of legs into pelvis, arms into back and extension of the spine, while focusing on participants needs These tune-ups are a perfect foundation to your Aikido practice, workouts, golf game and being more connected and resilient in your life. Release, Align and Connect your Body . . . class size limited, pre-registration recommended info@donnawaks.com (202) 363-9156 more info: fluidbody-fluidmovement.com
Women’s Aikido Workshop with Jamie Zimron Sensei

Women’s Aikido Workshop with Jamie Zimron Sensei

Zimron Sensei began training in 1976, established the Aikido Arts Center of San Francisco, and helped introduce Aikido into the ex-Soviet Union. She co-founded the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors and Middle East Aikido Project; serves on the Board of Aiki Extensions; and in 2016 received lifetime achievement Award of Excellence from the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation.
Aikido Half-Day Workshop with Jamie Zimron Sensei

Aikido Half-Day Workshop with Jamie Zimron Sensei

Train with Jamie Zimron Sensei and you will feel yourself becoming more relaxed and effective as you move with less effort. Jamie Leno Zimron, 5th Dan, will visit us as she returns from her recent trip to Israel and to Aikido Ethiopia, a dojo that Aiki Extensions helped to build.
BLISS Core Fitness with Jamie Zimron Sensei

BLISS Core Fitness with Jamie Zimron Sensei

BLISSworks is a powerful holistic workout of easily doable core fitness exercises. The Exercises are direct, with immediate effects. They require no special equipment and can be done anywhere, at any time. BLISS exercises are easily learned, can be done by anyone to develop effective movement patterns and reduce injuries.
First Keiko 2018

First Keiko 2018

Traditionally, we ring in the New Year with 100 bokken strikes. Weather permitting, let's meet at 10:00 am at Celery Fields, with bokken, picnic blankets, and snacks. This event is open to anyone at any age. The dojo will provide extra bokken and light snacks.