Events

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

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!
Family Self-Protection Workshop

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.
2019 Spring Seminar with Aviv Goldsmith Sensei

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.
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.”
Family Self-Defense – FREE Introductory Workshop

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

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
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.”This week, we will be opening our hips and spine and connecting the whole body in 3-dimensional patterns.
Holiday De-Stress Fluid Movement Tune-Up

Holiday De-Stress Fluid Movement Tune-Up

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
Fluid Movement Saturday Session – Dec 1

Fluid Movement Saturday Session – Dec 1

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!
Fluid Movement Monthly Tune Up – Nov 11

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune Up – Nov 11

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.
Fluid Movement Saturday Session – Nov 3

Fluid Movement Saturday Session – Nov 3

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.
Fall Aikido Seminar with Hans Goto Shihan, 7th Dan

Fall Aikido Seminar with Hans Goto Shihan, 7th Dan

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!
October Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up

October Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up

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-12noon
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.
Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

Fluid Movement Monthly Tune-Up with Donna Waks

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.
Luo Han Patting Method Workshop with Dr. David Miller

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.
August Fluid Movement Tune-Up Session with Donna Waks

August Fluid Movement Tune-Up Session with Donna Waks

Extend and Expand Your Upper Body out of Forward Head and Rounded Shoulders Posture Experience how opening up your chest and ribs is key to releasing your shoulder and neck tension. Then extend your spine and connect into a full body spiral.Monthly Fluid Movement Tune-Up Sessions Bringing together movement fundamentals, 3-dimensional patterns and focused ball rolling routines. Classes will be geared towards participants needs -- addressing the functional connection of legs into pelvis and arms into trunk. These tune-up sessions are a wonderful way to reset your body/being to a more fluid, connected and whole way of being.
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)
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