Mitsugi Saotome Shihan: the Teacher as Designer

After this weekend’s Instructor Seminar in DC, I was sitting in the house with Saotome Sensei, and senseis Patty, Chetan, John, Thurston and Nina. Sensei elaborated more on his discussion of what he means by “designing” that I thought was really valuable. He said that it would be unthinkable for a surgeon to make the […]

2013 Nidan Promotions

On December 30, 2013, three members of the Aikido Chuseikan community were tested in front of a panel of shihan (master instructors) and promoted to nidan (2nd degree black belt). Each expressed confidence, bearing, and their own personalities, and made our Dojo proud. The tremendous focus and preparation they undertook was clear in the quality […]

Photo Gallery: June 2 2013 Kyu Testing

[one_half][set_id=72157633916545860][/one_half][“one_half_last”] Photos from the June 2nd, 2013 white belt (kyu) testing at the Aikido Chuseikan Dojo.  All photos courtesy of Toivo Voll; larger versions of the photos are available at the photographer’s Flickr site (click on the images for gallery link). [/one_half_last]

Aikido Classes Now Starting in our New Ybor City Dojo!

Aikido Chuseikan is now officially open and classes have started. We are now accepting interested students at all levels from beginner to advanced – adults and children – to sign up and drop in to visit and train with us Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Please see our calendar for the full schedule. See you […]