Friday Workshop with Kimberly Richardson – April 6, 2018

Denver Aikikai welcomes Kimberly Richardson Sensei (6th Dan, Two Cranes Aikido) for a special one-night workshop on April 6, 2018. 

This workshop will be held at Denver Aikikai (1592 S. Broadway) from 6:30-8:30 pm. Registration for this event is limited to 20 participants, so we encourage you to sign up early!

Cost: $30
Aikido Summit participants are eligible for a discounted rate (must register for both events at the same time; see the Aikido Summit page). To download a printable flyer, click here.

About Richardson Sensei

Kimberly began her Aikido training at Naropa Institute in 1978 and shortly after moved to Seattle to train with Mary Heiny Sensei. Determined athleticism, psychotherapy practices and energy awareness skills are key elements of her spirited teaching.

Kimberly has studied throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, most notably with Anno Shihan, Saotome and Ikeda Shihan, and Dobson and Read Senseis. She acted as chief instructor for The Apple Computer Aikido School in Cupertino, CA in 1989 and at Seattle School of Aikido from 1991 to 1995. In the fall of 1995, Kimberly founded Two Cranes Aikido, where she teaches the philosophy and practice of Aikido to people of all ages. Kimberly Sensei was promoted to the rank of 6th Dan by Mary Heiny Sensei in 2007.



Denver Aikido Summit – April 7, 2018

Denver Aikikai is pleased to announce the 18th Annual Denver Aikido Summit will be held on April 7, 2018 at the Denver Buddhist Temple. We have an exciting never-before-seen lineup this year, and we hope you’ll join us for an outstanding day of training!

Instructors:

Cost: $80 before March 10, 2018, $85 after; $90 at the door
Pre-registration includes lunch and a T-shirt; not guaranteed for walk-in registrants.

Note: Kimberly Richardson Sensei will be leading a workshop at Denver Aikikai the evening before this year’s Aikido Summit, Friday 4/6. Summit registrants are invited to attend this workshop at a discounted rate ($20 for Summit participants, $30 for non-attendees). Registration for that workshop is limited to 20 and is included as an option below.

The Denver Buddhist Temple is located at 1947 Lawrence (corner of 20th & Lawrence). Please bring your weapons. The seminar will run from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with a break for lunch.  For more information, contact us.


Training Options
Lunch Preference
T-Shirt Size



Seminar with Cyndy Hayashi Shihan & Edgar Johansson Sensei – Dec. 1–3, 2017

Close out the year at another wonderful event with Cyndy Hayashi shihan and our own Edgar Johansson sensei! December 1 – 3, come enjoy a weekend of weapons and taijutsu training with these two fun and lively instructors.

Schedule:

Friday, December 1

6:30 – 7:30pm  Edgar Johansson Sensei
7:30 – 8:30pm  Cyndy Hayashi Sensei

Saturday, December 2

10:30 – 11:30am  Edgar Johansson Sensei
11:30am – 12:30pm  Cyndy Hayashi Sensei

2:30 – 4:30pm 4 Dan tests

Sunday, December 3 (Weapons)

9:30 – 10:30am  Edgar Johansson Sensei
10:30 – 11:30am  Cyndy Hayashi Sensei

Cost: $100.00
Pre-registration encouraged. Please bring weapons if possible; the dojo also has some available to borrow. To download the printable flyer, click here.

Seminar with Michael Friedl Shihan – Oct. 27-29, 2017

Denver Aikikai is proud to welcome Michael Friedl Shihan to Denver on October 27-29, 2017. 

Michael Friedl Shihan

Michael Friedl Shihan (7th Dan) is founder and chief instructor of Aikido of Ashland. He is Division Head for Division 2 of the California Aikido Association. He is also a previous President of the California Aikido Association.

Friedl Shihan began his Aikido training in 1972 under Clyde Takeguchi Shihan. He became uchi deshi for Takeguchi Sensei from 1975-1977. He was also uchi deshi for Saito Shihan in Iwama, Japan from 1981-1983. In Iwama he studied weapons intensely and the Iwama style of weapons remains a strong influence in his practice. In 1978, Friedl Shihan established a dojo in Burlington, Vermont. He moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1979 and started a small aikido club. He returned to Ashland in 1986 and started a dojo at the Ashland YMCA in 1987. In July of 1994 Aikido of Ashland opened its doors to dojo members.

Friedl Shihan affiliated with Frank Doran Shihan in 1979 and has been a student of his since that time.

Seminar Information:

When:
Friday, Oct. 27 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, Oct. 28 10:30 am -12:30 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 29 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Click here to download the printable flyer.

Seminar with Dan Messisco sensei: June 16-18, 2017

Denver Aikikai welcomes back Dan Messisco sensei for another incredible workshop in June 2017. 

dan messisco sensei

Dan Messisco has been training in martial arts since 1964. His martial arts background includes extensive training in both Korea and Japan. He earned his Chodan in Tang Soo Do in Korea and studied under Hwang Kwan Jang Nim, son of Grand Master Hwang Kee. In Japan, his training includes time at Hombu dojo in Tokyo, Japan. Messisco Sensei studied under Mitsugi Saotome Shihan in Sarasota, Florida where he earned his Shodan (ASU). He also studied under Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan in Boulder, Colorado where he received his Nidan and Sandan rank (ASU). He received his Aikikai Yondan in Japan, Godan while studying in Pennsylvania, and Rokudan while in Michigan.

When:
Friday June 16 – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday June 17 – 10:30 am – 12:30 and 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday June 18 – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

Click here to download the printable flyer.

Denver Aikido Summit – April 1, 2017

Denver Aikikai is proud to bring you the 17th Annual Denver Aikido Summit on April 1, 2017 at the Denver Buddhist Temple.

Instructors:
  • Cyndy Hayashi shihan, 7th Dan, Aikido West
  • Seiji Tanaka sensei, 8th Dan, Hyland Hills Tomiki Aikido
  • Tres Hofmeister sensei, 7th Dan, Boulder Aikikai
  • Toby Threadgill sensei, Kaicho, Takemura ha Shindo Yoshin Ryu

Cost: $80 before March 11, 2017, $85 after; $90 at the door
Pre-registration includes lunch and a T-shirt; not guaranteed for walk-in registrants.

The Denver Buddhist Temple is located at 1947 Lawrence (corner of 20th & Lawrence). Please bring your weapons. The seminar will run from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with a break for the catered lunch.  For more information, contact us.

To download the printable flyer, click here.

Dojo-cho Edgar Johansson Promoted to 5th Dan at 2017 Kagami Biraki

Denver Aikikai is tremendously proud to announce that Dojo-cho Edgar Johansson sensei received the rank of godan (5th degree black belt) at the 2017 Kagami Biraki. We are honored by the aikido community and grateful for his leadership in and out of the dojo.

Here’s to a year of bounty and learning, discipline and joy. Join us in 2017! Beginner’s class is underway and kyu tests will be held at the end of February!

AcroYoga at Denver Aikikai! Solar Immersion Nov. 12-16, 2016

AcroYoga Denver

Dates:
Saturday-Wednesday, November 12-16, 2016

Times:
Saturday: 12PM to 7:30 PM
Sunday 10AM to 6PM
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9AM to 5PM

Details:
Take your practice to the next level as we explore kick-your-asana conditioning. Inversion training and awesome acrobatic techniques. We will build progressively towards hand to hand and standing acrobatics. Please check out the prerequisite video. This week is not for the faint of heart.

Skills covered:
Solar AcroYoga Asana sequence, Strength training elements, Alignment, balance and endurance in inversions, Spotting techniques, Specialized Acrobatic flying groups (2 bases, 2 flyers), Foot-to-Hand, Hand-to-Hand, and 2-High Acrobatics

Prerequisites:
Please watch the You Tube Video

If you come the first day and are not prepared you may be asked to not participate because of group safety. You will be refunded your payment.

Pricing:
$480 when you pre-register by 10/15/16
$550 (after Oct. 15th)
Weekend Only (Sat/Sun) $225

Questions?
email: jacob@acroyoga.org
Website
Facebook event

* Note: This event is hosted by AcroYoga International. Denver Aikikai is not responsible for the content or safety of this event.

 

Self-Defense Workshop with Cyndy Hayashi – August 6, 2016

Denver Aikikai proudly announces the return of one of our most popular events: Self Defense with Cyndy Hayashi shihan!
Cyndy Hayashi sensei

Cyndy Hayashi is a 7th degree black belt in Aikido. She has successfully defended herself in situations at work, home and in the street. This unique 3 hour workshop offers practical information in a light-hearted fun atmosphere. The class will be tailored to the wants and needs of participants but will explore principles of self defense, including how to stay calm and think clearly under duress, how to deter an attacker before they engage, and how to keep yourself safe while exiting dangerous situations. No prior experience with martial arts is necessary.

Ages 10+ welcome. Dress in loose comfortable clothing with socks. We will be working from standing and ground positions.

Location: Denver Aikikai 1592 S. Broadway
Date: Saturday, August 6 – 2pm-5pm

Seminar with Dan Messisco sensei: June 17-19, 2016

Denver Aikikai welcomes back Dan Messisco sensei for another incredible workshop in June 2016. 

dan messisco sensei

Dan Messisco (6th Dan ASU) has been training in martial arts since 1964. His martial arts background includes extensive training in both Korea and Japan. He earned his Chodan in Tang Soo Do in Korea and studied under Hwang Kwan Jang Nim, son of Grand Master Hwang Kee. In Japan, his training includes time at Hombu dojo in Tokyo, Japan. Messisco Sensei studied under Mitsugi Saotome Shihan in Sarasota, Florida where he earned his Shodan (ASU). He also studied under Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan in Boulder, Colorado where he received his Nidan and Sandan rank (ASU). He received his Aikikai Yondan in Japan, Godan while studying in Pennsylvania, and Rokudan while in Michigan.

When:
Friday June 17 – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday June 18 – 10:30 am – 12:30 and 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday June 19 – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

 

Click here to download a printable flyer.