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Body Rolling

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.
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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.
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Fluid Movement Class

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.
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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!) 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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Miles Kessler and student with bokken on beach

Aikido Jiyu Waza Seminar: The principles, practices, and applications of free response in Aikido

Join us for a rare opportunity to train with Miles Kessler Sensei in the U.S. Experience his deep insights and practical methods for developing centered, connected, and effective responses through conflict. If you’d like to take your Aikido beyond the step-by-step application of technique, this seminar is for you. All Aikidoka are welcome!
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Miles Kessler in Seated Meditation

Meditation For Life: An evening on discipline, freedom and how we live our lives.

Join Miles Kessler, dual-lineage holder in both the Iwama tradition of Aikido and the Burmese Mahasi tradition of Meditation, for an immersive experience of mindfulness and personal development. Through practices engaging body, mind, heart, and spirit, we will explore methods for personal development, spiritual liberation and the creative expression of one’s authentic self in the world.
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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!
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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!) 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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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.
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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)
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Fluid Movement Stretch

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!
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Fluid Movement Stretch

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!
Read More...
Fluid Movement Stretch

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!
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Jason Yim 2018 Aikido Seminar

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.
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Kids Aikido snapshot

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.
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Body Rolling

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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Body Rolling

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
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ladies of aikido

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.
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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.
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Jamie Zinron 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.
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