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What happens after the grab?

Welcome back all!

Hello Aiki Tribe, 
We hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday. After our short holiday week, we are back to our full-time schedule. We will be exploring our next movements and techniques dealing with Kata Menuchi, the grab and what comes next. Come in and join us as we learn some awesome options for moving with this great technique. See you on the mat!

grab kata menuchi

This week…
Principle: Irimi
Technique: Kata Menuchi
Ukemi: Three point fall
Weapons: Jo Nage & Tachi Dori

“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” ~Anonymous

Taco success, check!

Taco success, check!

Thank you to all who were able to join us this past weekend for another very successful dojo celebration. If you weren’t able to make this one, don’t worry we always throw a good party! This weekend we officially were able to award several certificates and spend time with many of our dojo families. Thank you all for keeping our community great, helping the success of all that join us and also keeping us well stocked in tacos! See you all this week for more amazing Aikido with all of our fantastic members!

This week..

You will be learning movement from different grabs with varying altitudes!
Principle: Extension
Technique: Katate & Ryokatate dori
Ukemi: Gettin’ Low
Weapons: Ken Suburi,  1st & 2nd Kumitachi

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. “
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

4th of July Celebrations

Just a quick reminder that we will be closed in observance of the 4th of July. July 3rd and July 4th the dojo will be closed for all classes.  Please come join us on July 5th for regular classes. Have a safe and happy holiday!


Thank you and Tacos!

Howdy ya’ll and thank you!

What a great past week!
Thank you to all dojo students and families who were at the dojo the last week while some of us were at workshops. Huge thanks to Blaze, Mhark and Jackie for covering several classes and keeping the dojo energy in high gear! We learned a lot and are excited to sharing everything that we can remember with everyone.

Thanks also, go out to Aikido of Reno for hosting a great seminar and allowing us to take part in you Aikido community. As well as Thanks to Frank Sensei of Aikido’ka for putting together a great Aikido Summer camp. We all look foreward to your next seminars.


This week…

We are working on a few kyo series movements so that we can solidify the series in your memories!
Principle: Makoto, Sincerity
Technique: Sankyo & Yonkyo
Ukemi: Leading through standing falls
Weapons: 11-20 Jo Suburi & 31 Jo Kata

“Well done is better than well said.” ~Benjamin Franklin


It’s a TACO PARTY!!!

We are having a member appreciation, ceremony and Taco Party here at the dojo and we hope you can clear your busy summer schedule to be here. June 24th after regular classes join us for a great time! More details soon but for now HERE is a little something to get you in the mood!

Appreciation and a recap

Greetings Aiki Tribe,
What a fantastic last couple weeks, huge amounts of appreciation to all dojo members and their families!

There was a worldwide teleconference that was designed to foster relationships and further Aikido as a global experience. Thank you to all who joined, came to class or helped covered classes while the conference was happening.

We have had several promotions, congratulations to all!
Audrey 7th Kyu
Manaka 7th Kyu
Bobbi 7th Kyu
Meg 7th Kyu
John 6th Kyu
Jacob 6th Kyu
Conrad 5th Kyu
Chance 1st Kyu

The dojo also hosted Reginald Reid Sensei for an epic three-day Aiki Event. It was a great time and educational time. Huge thanks and appreciation to Reggie Sensei for taking the time to share his knowledge and skill with all of us. Domo Arigato Gozaimashita Sensei!

Now we are moving forward on our schedule and getting back to the Aiki groove. Join us at the dojo this week to move forward with more Balance practices for you Aiki skills collection. Let’s keep the energy and the learning in high gear!

Coming up…
Principle: Balance
Technique: Tsuki
Ukemi: Kneeling Falls
Weapons: 1-10 Jo Suburi, 1-7 Ken Suburi
“The world belongs to the energetic.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Present Dr. David Choate!
On June 1st he’ll give a presentation titled, Cougars and their drinking problems? Living on the edge creates a predator-prey shell game in the northern Mojave Desert.

June 01, 2017 at 6:45pm – 8pm

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710 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
United States

Southern Nevada Office