Monday, August 30, 2010

Beginner/Intro to Aikido courses:

Join us: Beginner class of Aikido

Saturday, Sep 4th and 11th from 10am - 1pm, at Rochester Phoenix Aikido Club.

This course is aimed at beginners and people interested in trying aikido for the first time so, bring your friends. Graded students are invited along to assist.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fall Aikido Seminar: Seishiro Endo Shihan, Oct 30-31

Capital Aikikai is privileged to be hosting Endo Shihan once again this
fall. The seminar will be 30-31 October, with classes on Saturday and
Sunday morning at the same venue we used for the 2007 seminar -
...Georgetown Prep. The fee for both days will be $100, with daily rates
available. For more info, we invite you to visit our website link: (The registration page is not
yet available, but will be shortly!)
Fall Aikido Seminar: Seishiro Endo Shihan, Oct 30-31
Endo Sensei: Seishiro Endo Sensei is an 8th degree shihan from Aikikai Hombu Dojo. He also is the founder and dojo cho of Aikido Saku Dojo in Nagano, Japan. Endo Shihan started studying Aikido under O Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba, at Hombu Dojo in 1967 as one of his last uchi deshi. Endo Shihan is dedicated to promoting Aikido worldwide and he has taught in more than 30 different countries.
Endo Shihan is well known for his gentle, dynamic yet powerful Aikido. Students often describe his classes as joyful and inspiring. Please come join us for Seishiro Endo Shihan's second visit to Washington, DC, at Capital Aikikai!

  • Georgetown Preparatory School; 10900 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD [area map]
Seminar Sessions

  • Saturday:
  • 10:00a - 12:00p
  • 2:00p - 4:30p
  • 7:00p seminar party

  • Sunday:
  • 10:00a - 1:00p
Seminar Fees

  • Saturday Only: $75

  • Sunday Only: $45

  • Both Days: $100

Monday, August 23, 2010

New aikido classes from September:

New aikido classes from September:
Weapons class 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 
Aikido from 6:30pm to 8pm.
Aikido class 6pm - 7pm and 7pm - 8pm.
Open mat 10am - 11:30am

Beginner/Intro to Aikido courses:
Saturday, Sep 4 and 11 from 10am - 1pm.
This course is aimed at beginners and people interested in trying aikido for the first time so, bring your friends. Graded students are invited along to assist.

New incentives:
New students (beginners) that attend 30 days in first 3 months will get one month free.
Anyone attending 75 days between September 1 and New year will get free Capital Aikido Federation membership for 2011.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Outside Weapon Training at Lake and BBQ, Aug 21th

  We had outside training outside at Lake on Aug 21th. we trained at beautiful land on the hill. We all enjoyed swinging weapons in such a beautiful atmosphere. Luckily, it was beautiful weather. BBQ and swimming in Lake was also fun.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Kids' Aikido Summer Camp 2010, 4th day, Aug 20th

What a week! Practice. Practice. Practice. The mat sessions are 50 minutes of refining techniques we know and then stretching ourselves into new ones. Sword practice continues to be a favorite along with freetime games of Battlefield and 5,000. What now?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Kids' Aikido Summer Camp 2010, 3rd day, Aug 19th

It is refreshing to experience aikido in kid's time and space. We are refining our focus and learning there is always more. Thanks to Sensei Vic and all the parents who make this possible.

Training inside Dojo. 3rd day

Weapon training outside. Atmosphere is beautiful. 2nd day.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kids' Aikido Summer Camp 2010, 1st and 2nd day, Aug 17th, 18th

We are two days into kid's camp. Everyone is training hard and playing hard. Sword practice and lunch are the favorite activities. More tomorrow.

Training Jo (wooden stick weapon) outside, 1st day
Inside Training 2nd day

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Official Dojo web page modified

  Official dojo website has been modified. Some part of the site is still in progress. If you find any problem or if you have any suggestion, we are more than welcome.

Link from official page

  We have now link from our official page to this Blog! yea!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Saturday August 21th, Outside weapon training and BBQ

We will have outside weapon training and BBQ this coming Saturday. Map is provided by Tom. Please check the desk in Dojo.

Saturday August 21th, Outside weapon training and BBQ at lake (Check in with Tom if you are interested in attending.). 

Weapon training will start at 1PM till 3PM (Check location on map).
BBQ will start at 4 PM

 (Pictures from Weapon training in 2009)

Testing and BBQ on Sunday was fun

  We had Sensei Bob's class yesterday. Over 20 people attended the class. At the end of the class, we had testing. In total, 7 student had testing. 2 for 5th kyu, 2 had 4th kyu and 1 had 3rd kyu. Another 2 had 1st kyu testing. Everyone did good job and it was awesome testing. Congratulations for all of them!

  In Afternoon, we got all together at Vic's place to have BBQ party. His new place is so beautiful and we enjoyed talking and eating a lot. Thanks Vic for organize the party.  

Check other pictures in Gallery