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Go for the GOLD at the Dojo!

Good day Aiki People,

The Winter Olympics are here again! Many people are watching countries come together as their Olympians reach for the highest level of recognition in their area of expertise. If you are watching, it is hard not to be inspired. However, if you listen to most of the athletes it is not just about this one moment. It is about all of the training, their coaches, their mentors, their family and friends. It is also about their mind set. They always must focus on the goal, the Gold. Even though they may not achieve it, they are always focused forward.

Moving forward is more than just a physical movement. It is a mind set, one that can helps up learn a new movement in the dojo. Or one that might propel a seventeen year old first time Olympian to a Gold medal finish. Everyday at work, school or at the dojo ask your self. Am I focused forward? Am I giving a Gold medal effort?

Come in this week and let us help you move forward towards your next goal!

This week…

Principle: Forward focus

Technique: Irimi Nage

Ukemi: Ushiro Ukemi

Weapons: Jo Suburi, 1st & 2nd Kumi Jo

“When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way.” ~Morehei Ueshiba, O-Sensei

Big thanks to everyone who helped, participated and enjoyed Kids Night In! It was a super fun night filled with good people, fun games and of course pizza. Thank you for another really great event. Keep an eye out for our next one when we head further in to this year.

Important Events & Dates

February 16-18th San Diego Seminar

Monday, February 19th RAD all classes

Saturday, March 10th at 12pm Sempai Training & Meeting

Monday, March 5th – Saturday, March 17th Spring RAD Workshop & Internal Promotions

Friday, April 20th – Sunday, April 22nd LA BIG Weekend RANDORI Workshop

Classes, Demos, Testing, Promotions and MORE!

Early Bird $95

After 3/31 $125

Winter is here.

Winter Happy Training to all and to all a good flight.


I have just returned from a great winter workshop at Aikido of Reno and am stoked to get back on the mat. There were great classes, awesome black belt tests and very cool demonstrations. I know I am grateful for our very diverse and inclusive Aikido community, and I hope you are too. Thanks Aikido of Reno for another successful and educational event.

Now on to our stuff, we have a fantastic close of the year going on this month and we can’t wait to see you all on the mat. Check it out…

This week…

Continuing our study of Jiyu waza and adventures in Randori!

The focus is on movement and not clashing, for a mutually beneficial result in the dojo.

Principle: Moooovement

Technique: Jiyu waza and Randori

Ukemi: Uke Nage awareness

Weapons: Tachi dori and Jo dori

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” ~ Bob Marley

Next week…

All dojo RADs and Demo practices!

We are getting ready for our winter promotions are you ready?! If not that is okay, that is what next week if for, we promise.  Just come in ready to have some fun and learn some things, ‘Aiki’ things!

We also have our super awesome collaboration with…

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Where: 900 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas 89101

(nearby to Cashman center & the library).

When: Sunday, December 17th from 12-1pm


You see that right we get a whole hour!

Bring your ‘A’ game demo’s Aikidoka it is gonna be good!

Let us know you are joining and demonstrating, by responding to this email with “I’m in!”

The following week… (12/18/17, in case you lost track)

Promotions week is here and ready to close out the year. We are going to have our internal workshop and promotions with a few special twists so don’t miss out on this super fun week!

From December, 18th-23rd we will have promotions, student teachers, demos, special guests and more…

And just in case you didn’t hear the announcement…

December 23rd we are going out with a bang! This will be our last class of the year and we have some special things planned, so come and close out the year with us!

Dojo holiday closure will be December 24th – January 2nd
Dojo will reopen for regular classes January 3rd, 2017!!


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Wow, that was epic!
Thank you to the entire dojo community for stepping it up yet again with an amazing Aiki Weekend. Everyone had fun, was safe and learned a ton.

Everyone who helped and shared their Aikido this weekend. You are all awesome, thank you!

Aikido of Reno and Vince Sensei, thank you so much for traveling to the Southern side of Nevada. We appreciate your mentorship and community greatly.

Aikido of Los Angeles and John Sensei, we are so grateful for you, your students and having a friendly neighbor on this side of the world. We look forward to seeing you all again more often!

East Mountain Aikido and Charlie Sensei, absolutely fantastic to have New Mexico represented in our school. We are so happy you made the trip it was a great time training with all of you!

Please visit these and other schools when you are on vacation, work trips or just getting lost on this planet. Keep on training!

As a community we are so lucky to have all of you here are just some of the awesome humans who helped make this event just a bit more smooth…
Conrad & Chance, setting up and moving everything in the dojo to the event site!
Our event teams and leaders, Dave, Blaze, Pablo, Thao, Bear, Jackie, Mhark, Lovely
Hatai and Ueno families for showing up and putting on great Aiki Demos even though we didn’t have a kids class!
Every student, but especially the students who have never done a workshop. Way to step out of your comfort zone and continue to expand your Aikido.


This week…

We will be continuing our theme of collaboration this block in all our dojo classes. Come in and use that energy to have a great time training!

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow”
~Melody Beattie

Happy Nevada Day & Notes!

Dojo Closure…

Just a quick reminder we are closed for Nevada Day!

We will reopen Tuesday, October 31st. Have a great safe and fun holiday.

Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow

Get in today!

Fall Training Camp 2017

November 10th & 11th

We are brining in another weekend filled with Aikido, learning, growth and fun! 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

More teachers TBA!

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

*** Times are flexible and subject to change, more teachers will be added as camp gets closer. ALL Levels and ALL Aikido are welcome and encouraged to join us. 

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 or email 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