CSM Aikido Community Workshop – Sept. 16, 2018

The Colorado School of Mines Aikido Club
presents

The CSM Aikido Community Workshop

Sunday,  September 16th, 2018 9:00am to 4:30pm
Featuring

The Colorado School of Mines Aikido Club is proud to present a workshop for the front range area aikido schools and beyond.  The event features three great martial arts teachers from the area, Toby Threadgill, Tres Hofmeister, and Edgar Johansson, as well as a visiting instructor from Washington, DC, Nick Kiritz.  Come to have fun, improve your aikido skills, and meet people from other dojo. All levels are welcome.

The event will benefit Mines Without Borders (MWB), the Colorado School of Mines chapter of Engineers Without Borders, USA. MWB strives to improve the quality of life of those in marginalized communities through collaborative and sustainable community driven projects by enabling students to engage in these projects and learn about humanitarian engineering. All admission will be by donation to this cause, to be taken at the door.

More information about Mines Without Borders can be found at mineswithoutborders.wixsite.com/mineswithoutborders

Please pre-register here so we can make sure to have space for you. Save time by printing and filling out the liability waiver before you arrive.

Suggested minimum donation:

  • General: $50
  • Students: $25
  • Spectators are welcome; donation is optional but encouraged.

Time: Sunday, September 16th, 2018 9:00am to 4:30pm
There will be a short break between each instructor, with a longer break for lunch in the middle.  There are many lunch options nearby, including at the student center next door and downtown Golden, just a few blocks away.  Check this page for a more detailed schedule to come.

Location: Colorado School of Mines Student Recreation Center
1869, 1651 Elm St, Golden, CO 80401
Map available for download hereLot D is free on weekends and there is ample free parking elsewhere.

Questions: Please email David Ruttinger at aikido.csm@gmail.com

Click here to download the flyer for this event.

Special thanks to Denver Aikikai for hosting this page and their countless other forms of support for this event!

Weekend Seminar with Mutsuko Minegishi Sensei: July 13-14, 2018

Denver Aikikai

presents

Mutsuko Minegishi Sensei

Johansson Sensei, Supporting

Mutsuko Minegishi Sensei (7th Dan) was promoted to 7th degree black belt at Aikikai Hombu Dojo on January 10, 2010. She trained under the second generation Kisshomaru Ueshiba Doshu, son of the Founder, and his grandson, current Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu, Koichi Tohei, the Founder of the Ki Society, and every highest ranking instructor at the Hombu Dojo. Her style is the mixture of all of these instructors and it accommodates the needs for the varieties of the students. She registered at the Aikikai Foundation in 1972, 45 years ago, and since then she has been continuously training and teaching. From the beginning of 1998, she decided to make Aikido as her lifetime profession. In 1999, Ms. Minegishi founded Guam Aikikai while she was the chief instructor of Saipan Aikikai and the advisor to the Korean Aikikai. She often travels to many countries to attend seminars and workshops as well as holding her own and has visited 41 countries.

When: July 13-14, 2018

Friday: 6:30-8:30
Saturday: 10:30-12:30 and 3:00-5:00

Cost: $50 at the door

Questions: call us at 720-570-3599 or email us at denveraikikai@comcast.net

 

Seminar with Dan Messisco Sensei: June 15-17, 2018

Dan Messisco Sensei returns to Denver Aikikai for another incredible workshop in June 2018. 

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: June 15-17, 2018
Friday June 15 – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday June 16 – 10:30 am – 12:30 and 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday June 17 – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Cost: $120 in advance or $150 at the door (if space available). Registration is limited to 30 participants.

Click here to download the printable flyer.

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!

Update 3.16.18: 

Online registration for this event has closed! Please contact the dojo if you have any questions.

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; preferences for entrée/shirt sizes not guaranteed for registrants after March 31st. Lunch and shirts 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 – 3:00 pm with a break for lunch.

Online registration for this event has closed. For more information, contact us.

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.

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.