Denver Aikido Summit – March 9, 2019

Denver Aikikai is pleased to announce that the 19th Annual Denver Aikido Summit will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Denver Buddhist Temple. The lineup this year offers a unique blend of instructors, so please join us for an exceptional day of training!

  • Mike Jones Sensei – Roaring Fork Aikikai
  • Steve Shaw Sensei – Aikikai Tanshinjuku
  • Seiji Tanaka Sensei – Hyland Hills Tomiki Aikido
  • Abel Villacorta Sensei – Boulder Ki Aikido
  • Edgar Johansson Sensei – Denver Aikikai
  • Tres Hofmeister Sensei – Boulder Aikikai

Schedule: Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 8:30 am-5:30 pm

Cost: $80 through 2/22/19; $85 after; $90 at the door.
Pre-registration includes lunch and a T-shirt; preferences for entree options and shirt sizes not guaranteed for registrants after 2/22/19. Shirts and lunch not guaranteed for walk-in registrants.

The Denver Buddhist Temple is located at 1947 Lawrence (corner of 20th & Lawrence). Please bring your weapons.

CSM Aikido Community Workshop – Sept. 16, 2018

The Colorado School of Mines Aikido Club

The CSM Aikido Community Workshop

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

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

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.

Ben Parker Student Center, Ballroom BC (2nd floor)
1200 16th Street Golden, CO 80401
Map available for download hereLot D is free on weekends and there is ample free parking elsewhere.

Schedule: Sunday, September 16th, 2018 9:00am to 4:30pm
–Please arrive early, as changing space may be limited.–
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. 

9:00 am – Registration and Setup
9:30 am – Nick Kiritz
10:30 am – Water Break
10:45 am – Edgar Johansson
11:45 am – Lunch
1:45 pm – Tres Hoffmeister
2:45 pm – Water Break
3:00 pm – Toby Threadgill
4:00 pm – Cleanup

Questions: Please email David Ruttinger at

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!

*Nick Kiritz Sensei will also be leading a mini-workshop at Denver Aikikai on September 14th from 6:30 to 8pm. The cost is $20; proceeds will go to offset Kiritz Sensei’s travel costs.

Seminar: Frank Doran Shihan and Tres Hofmeister Sensei Oct. 2016

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.
Frank Doran Tres Hofmeister Denver

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.

To download a PDF of this flyer, click here.