Denver Aikikai is proud to welcome Michael Friedl Shihan to Denver on October 27-29, 2017.
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.
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
Denver Aikikai welcomes back Dan Messisco sensei for another incredible workshop in June 2017.
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
Denver Aikikai is proud to bring you the 17th Annual Denver Aikido Summit on April 1, 2017 at the Denver Buddhist Temple.
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.
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!
Saturday: 12PM to 7:30 PM
Sunday 10AM to 6PM
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9AM to 5PM
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.
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
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.
$480 when you pre-register by 10/15/16
$550 (after Oct. 15th)
Weekend Only (Sat/Sun) $225
Denver Aikikai proudly announces the return of one of our most popular events: Self Defense with Cyndy Hayashi shihan!
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
Denver Aikikai welcomes back Dan Messisco sensei for another incredible workshop in June 2016.
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
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 for an incredible event with Frank Doran Shihan (7th dan) and Tres Hofmeister Sensei (7th dan) in Denver, CO. This event marks the first time Doran Shihan will teach in Colorado, and promises a full day of aikido training of the highest caliber.
The event will start at 10:00 am at the Denver Buddhist Temple: 1947 Lawrence St. Denver, CO 80202. Stay tuned to this space and our Facebook page for updates.