Thursday, April 11, 2013

2013 Rochester Martial Arts Festival

Youtube video of festival. See Bob Poresky at 5min 45sec. Nice job Bob.

See more of the festival on Public Access Stations, cable channel 15. 

For the Westside of town (Brockport, Byron, Chili, Churchville, Clarendon, Clarkson, Gates, Greece, Hamlin, Hilton, Holley, Murray, Ogden, Parma, Riga, Spencerport, Sweden)

The show is scheduled to air on April 8, 9, 15 and 16 @ 7:30pm and on April 12 and 19 @ 11am

For the City of Rochester (RCTV cable channel 15):

starting April 12

Fridays at 9:30pm
Saturdays at 2:30pm 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Robert Poresky sensei's class on Sun, Feb 24th @ Rochester Aikido Club

Robert Poresky sensei will be in class on Sunday, February 24th, 2013.
Class will start at 11:00 am till 1:00pm ish.

Instructor: Robert Poresky sensei, 5th dan, Chief instructor of Capital Aikikai of Syracuse

When: Feb 24th, 2013 at 11am
Where:  Rochester Phoenix Aikido 2nd Floor, 34 Elton Street,  Rochester, NY 14607

All are welcome to join!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Robert Poresky sensei's class, Jan 6th, 2013

Robert Poresky sensei will be in class on Sunday, January 6th, 2013.
Class will start at 11:00 am till 1:00pm ish.

@ Rochester Phoenix Aikido 
2nd Floor, 34 Elton Street, 
Rochester, NY 14607

All are welcome to join!

Seminar schedule for next year has been updated. Check out our website.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday schedule, Rochester Phoenix Aikido Club

Rochester Phoenix Aikido club will be closed following days.
Happy holiday!
December 24th-26th, 2012  Dojo Closed
December 31th, 2012  Dojo Closed
January 1st, 2013  Dojo Closed

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pics from the Takeguchi Shihan's seminar

Some pictures from the Takeguchi Shihan's seminar last weekend.

1st day

Bonnie's test

Taka's test

Dinner after seminar (1st day)

2nd day 

We had another great seminar with Clyde Takaguchi Sensei. Congratulation to those that tested. Taka (4th Dan), Justin (3rd Dan), Lauren (2nd Dan) and Bonnie (1st Dan). Thank you Bob for organizing a great weekend.

Bob has dedicated himself to the development of the CAF since it’s founding. He accompanies Takaguchi sensei often for seminars, conducts many seminars around the country himself and of course travels often to Rochester to teach. He has worked tirelessly to improve his immense skills and has unselfishly shared his knowledge with us. I’m very please to let you know that Bob is to be promoted to 5th Dan. Congratulations Bob and thank you for all you have done for us here in Rochester. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Capital Aikikai Class schedule for the remainder of 2012

Hello everyone, hope you all had a great Thanksgiving-- the following is the Capital Aikikai Class schedule for the remainder of 2012;

Week of 11/26/12:
  • Monday 11/26 - class normal schedule
  • Tuesday 11/27 -- class starts at 7:30pm - 8-:30pm
  • Thursday  11/29 -- class normal schedule (Dojo clean up after class to prepare for weekend seminar w/Takeguchi Shihan)
Week of 12/3/12:
  • Monday 12/3 -- class normal schedule
  • Tuesday 12/4 -- class moved to Wednesday 12/5/12
  • Wednesday 12/5 -- class 6:30 - 8pm
  • Thursday 12/6 -- class normal schedule (Lauren instructing)
Week of 12/10/12:
  • Monday 12/10 -- class normal schedule
  • Tuesday 12/11 -- class moved to Wednesday 12/12/12
  • Wednesday 12/12 -- class 6:30 - 8pm
  • Thursday 12/13 -- class normal schedule (Lauren instructing)
Week of 12/17/12:
  • Monday 12/17 -- class normal schedule
  • Tuesday 12/18 -- class normal schedule
  • Thursday 12/20 -- class normal schedule
Week of 12/24/12:
  • Monday 12/24 -- No Class
  • Tuesday 12/25 -- No Class
  • Thursday 12/27 -- class normal schedule
See attached schedule spread sheet --



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Clyde Takeguchi Shihan's Annual Seminar - Dec. 1st & 2nd, 2012

Clyde Takeguchi Shihan's Annual Seminar - Dec. 1st & 2nd, 2012

Instructor: Clyde Takeguchi, 7th Dan, Shihan.

When: Dec 1st and 2nd 
Where: Capital Aikikai of Syracuse
5869 Fisher Road, Building 2, Suite BEast Syracuse, New York 13057 (Directions)
Chief Instructor: Bob Poresky (315) 559-5061


  • Saturday 12/1/12 - 11 a.m.
  • Sunday 12/2/12 - 9 a.m.
  • $50 Saturday only
  • $40 Sunday only
  • $65 Both Days
Saturday Class
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Class
  • 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Poresky sensei's class today

It was fun as always. Some pics from class.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Robert Poresky sensei's class on Oct 28th, 2012

Robert Poresky sensei (4th dan, Capital Aikikai of Syracuse, will be at Rochester Phoenix Aikido Club on Oct 28th. Class will start at 11:00am. Anyone is welcome to join.

Where: Rochester Phoenix Aikido Club (2nd Floor, 34 Elton Street, Rochester, NY 14607)
When: Oct 28th, 2012
          Class start at 11:00am
Instructor: Robert Poresky sensei  (4th dan, Chief instructor of Capital Aikikai of Syracuse)

Capital Aikikai, Syracuse Schedule for remainder of 2012

FYI -- the following will be our AIKIDO Schedule for October, November and December
Please note that on Tuesday 10/30  class start time is moving to 7:30pm
10/15 Bob 10/16 Bob 10/18 Bob
10/22 Bob10/23 Bob 10/25 Bob
10/29 Bob10/30 Class Time moved to 7:30pm-8:30pm   Bob 11/1 Lauren
11/5 Lauren11/6 Lauren 11/8 Lauren
11/12 Lauren11/13 Lauren 11/15 Bob
11/19 Bob11/20 Bob11/21 Bob11/22 No Class "Thanksgiving day"
11/26 Bob11/27 Bob 11/29 Bob
     Seminar w/Takeguchi Shihan Saturday 12/1 and Sunday 12/2
12/3 Bob12/4 Bob 12/6 Bob
12/10 Bob12/11 Bob 12/13 Bob
12/18 Bob12/19 Bob 12/21 Bob
12/24 & 25 NO Class "Christmas" 12/27 Bob
See you in Class,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sep 16th, youth class

Students are all doing well, as always. Here is some pics from class last Sunday.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Capital Aikikai Summer camp 2012, Friday 27th-29th 2012

We arrived in time for class last night! Pics from old dojo.

 Stretching at New dojo in the Summer camp

 Shomen in the new dojo

What a weekend.  Fresh experience. Great partners. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Seminar July 14/15: with Terry Leonard Sensei & Jack Smith Sensei


Hope this reminder finds everyone enjoying their summer,
On the weekend of July 14/15, Capital Aikikai of Syracuse will hold a seminar with Terry Leonard Sensei & Jack Smith Sensei, long time students of Akira Tohei Shihan (formerly of Midwest Aikido Center, Chicago). Tohei sensei was the Japanese Shihan who played the major important role of introducing our art to the Midwestern U.S.A.

We will have a pot luck / picnic (hots/burgers and sides) at our home following the Saturday session. 
We look forward to seeing everyone for what we believe will be an enjoyable experience, best to ALL,


Friday, June 1, 2012

Sunday (6/3/2012) class cancelled, Rochester Phoenix Aikido Club

Sunday class is cancelled. See you all next week,

Rochester Phoenix Aikido Club

Friday, May 25, 2012

Seminar by Terry Leonard sensei and Jack Smith sensei, July 14th&15th, 2012

Terry Leonard Sensei
 is the chief instructor of "Harvard Aikikai", in Harvard, ILL and
Jack Smith Sensei
 is the chief instructor of "Aikido of McHenry" in McHenry, ILL. Both men are long time students of Akira Tohei Sensei. Together Terry and Jack bring over five decades of diligent training and dedication to the art of Aikido. Please join us for a great training experience!

Instructors: Terry Leonard sensei & Jack Smith sensei

Where: Capital Aikikai of Syracuse (get direction)

  • Saturday 7/14/12 - 10 a.m.
  • Sunday 7/15/12 - 9 a.m.
  • $50 Saturday only
  • $40 Sunday only
  • $65 Both Days
Saturday Class
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday Class
  • 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Kids Aikido Summer Camp, Rochester Phoenix Aikido Club

Summer camp for Youth Aikido class will be either 8/8-10 or 8/15-17. More details will be announced.

Class schedule, Rochester Phoenix Aikido Club

The adult class on Monday, May 28th is cancelled. There will be classes as
normal on Sunday May 27th.

The Youth class is cancelled Sunday, June 3rd.

Rochester Phoenix Aikido Club

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Capital Aikikai Gassyuku (Summer Camp) 2012

CAF Gasshuku 2012 is scheduled for July 27-29 at the new Capital Aikikai dojo in Silver Sprint, MD. Takeguchi Shihan and CAF yudansya will instruct.

When: July 27-29, 2012.
Where: Capital Aikikai is located at 923 Sligo Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Registration Fee: $80 for the full weekend.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Daitoryu Aikijujutsu Seminar, Saturday May 5th, 2012

Daitoryu Aikijujutsu Seminar 

When: Saturday May 5th, 2012
             10:30AM - 2:30PM
Where: Rochester Phoenix Aikido Club (2nd Floor, 34 Elton St. , Rochester, NY 14067)