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Kokyu, Demos and the week!

This week we are working on Kokyu.

Everyone who comes in to our dojo goes over Kokyu in our beginner program. We are going to move past that basic motion and begin to put Kokyu to work in our techniques this week!
Come on in and have some fun as we get moving on this great detail in our training.
This week…
Principle: Kokyu
Technique: Tenchi Nage & Shito Nage
Ukemi: Lift
Weapons: 1st Kumi Tachi & Kumi Jo
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
~ Albert Einstein

Every one had fantastic displays of Aikido this past weekend at Aki Matsuri!

Thank you all for preparing, demonstrating, supporting your fellow students and really coming together with all of the Souther Nevada Community to share you love of Aikido and our dojo. We received a lot of complements and high fives, great job too our entire community!

Fall Training Camp 2017
November 10th & 11th

We are brining in another weekend filled with Aikido, learning growth and fun! So far the announced teachers are… Here we go, great teachers coming in, all of you and an epic event that we will share with any Aikidoka whom would like to join us.

Vince Salvatore Sensei 6th Dan, Aikido of Reno Dojo Cho
John Harney Sensei 5th Dan, Aikido of Los Angeles Dojo Cho
Arlene Mendibles Sensei 3rd Dan, Henderson Aikido Dojo Cho
Charlie Stein Sensei 2nd Dan, East Mountain Aikido Dojo Cho

Friday, November 10th

6-7:45pm Class

Saturday, November 11th
9-9:30am Check-in, and all dojo warm-up
9:30-11am Class
11am-12pm Black Belt Testing
12-1pm Lunch at dojo
1:15-2:30pm Class
2:30-3pm All Dojo Demos

This is an event not to be missed.
Early Bird Registration is $95
After October 31st Registration is $110

For those of you traveling to us from out of town here are a few hotel options close to the dojo. Please feel free to call us with any questions. We can’t wait to see you all on the mat!

Sunset Station
Holiday Inn Express
Best Western Inn
Spring Hill Suites

This week we get ready for this weekend!

This week we are getting ready for Aki Matsuri.

The details are below and we hope that you can join us for some super cool classes this week!
Aki Matsuri
Date: Saturday, October 14th  2017
Time: 11:00-21:00
Location: Henderson Events Center
200 S Water St, Henderson, NV 89015
Admission: FREE


Aikido Workshop Weekend

Don’t forget we are gearing up for a really awesome Aiki weekend.
November 10th & 11th here at the Henderson Aikido & Yoga we will have a fantastic event and weekend! Mark your calendars.


Vegas Strong

We are all still healing after a very traumatic week. Everyone heals and deals with stress differently, please remember to be patient with yourself and others. HERE is a handout from UNLV’s Student Counseling and Psychological Services, please download it, read, share it and if you or someone you love needs it, get help. 

If you can help or need help

HELP-FOR-LAS-VEGAS-1024x512If you can help or need help,
here are some options.

Missing persons hotline 1-800-536-9488
LV Metro also posted 1-866-535-5654

Facebook Safety Check

Crisis Counseling

If you would like to donate blood LV Metro asks us to visit
Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, 7135 W. Sahara

Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for victims.

MealPrepLV is donating meals that will go directly to making meals for first responders, law enforcement, doctors, nurses, victims, survivors, families, and all others involved. If you would like to help fund these meals their PayPal email address is

Please be patient with classes they may be a bit behind as people deal with traffic, emotions and help where they can. Lunch classes possibly will have a slight delay as Arlene Sensei has volunteered to deliver meals for MealPrepLV across Henderson and Las Vegas.

Help where you can and train when you can. It is during these times the community must pull together and stay together. The dojo community is here for anyone who needs it, please help spread Aiki in your life so that you and others may heal.

Again when you have time, please email or call the dojo and let us know you and your loved ones are safe.

Important Notification

Dearest Friends and Family,

We are all saddened and horrified by the events of last night. Our most hopeful and positive thoughts are with everyone who is effected by this malicious attack.

Out of respect for the friends, families and victims the dojo will be closed today, Monday, October 2nd. If there is time please let us know if you need anything, or that you, your friends and family are okay.

Please take this time to hold your family and friends close as the whole community tries to make sense of our tragic loss. Thank you to all our current and former military, police, fire, medical service personnel. We are so grateful for your help and service during this difficult time.


-Arlene, Tim and Henderson Aikido & Yoga