shodan promotion

Shodan Promotion

Shodan Promotion “Brent, Congratulations on a very strong performance.” -Sensei Dennis Main, 6th Dan, Shidoin, Chief Instructor “Proud Teacher and even more proud best friend! A cultivation of many years of hard work, dedication and commitment. Shodan translates as ‘Serious Student’, welcome to this new level of training Brent-san, you earned it!” -Sensei Jonathan Weiner,…

Best Workouts outside of the dojo?

Best Workouts outside of the dojo?

Best Workouts outside of the dojo? Since we have a wellness culture where a large majority of our students and teachers follow a clean diet, exercise regularly, supplement and train very hard multiple times a week I wanted to offer some insight since a lot of us cross train or supplement our mat training with…

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CORE

CORE in all aspects of my life is more important than ever.  CORE Nutrition.  CORE Dedicated Aikido Practice.   CORE Supplementation.  You get the point. In Aikido, especially if reaching Black Belt if your goal.  You need to physically have a Strong CORE.  Lower Back/Abs = Centering.  This will not only make your Nage-waza better, as…

Taking my Shodan Test!

In order to honor the time and effort my teachers have spent with me over the years, I decided to test for my black belt in Spring, 2013. I had a tremendous amount of help in preparing- not just from the senseis, but also from my fellow students. By the time I got to the…

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Rich gets promoted to Shodan!

Well, after 9 years of hard work, practice and training, we are please to announce Richard’s promotion to Shodan at the USAF Regional Aikido Seminar hosted by Aikido Center of Atlanta and Peachtree Aikikai. USAF Technical Committee, Andy Demko, 7th Dan, Shihan presided over the test and his remarks were, “Pretty Solid…good conditioning…I thought he…