Sunday, December 27, 2015

YOGA students

YOGA students please note that there are no classes December 28th and 30th ... see you in January!  :)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Holiday closures

Aikido students:
Fall classes end Thurs. Dec. 17th

no Aikido classes Dec. 22nd, 24th, 29th & 31st

Winter classes begin Tues. Jan. 5th

Happy Holidays!!

for students in the 9 - 12 year old Children's Aikido class

We are offering a Winter HAIKU CHALLENGE for students in the 3rd Children's Aikido class (9-12 year olds).

We invite students to write a haiku (Japanese 3-line poem) and bring it to class on Tuesday December 15th.  Every student who submits a haiku will receive a gift certificate for Kneads Bakery worth 2 cookies (one for you, one to share!).  

Aikido students

December fees now due
   - thank you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Aikido students

no classes on Thanksgiving Thursday Nov. 26th
there IS class on Tuesday Nov. 24th
a Play Day so you may bring “stuffies”(stuffed animals) :)
see you on Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

YOGA students

YOGA students please note there is no class Wednesday September 16th.
See you on Monday :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Aikido students

Welcome back to fall season!
Tuesday September 8th classes start up again!!

Children's classes:
4 - 6 year olds   3 pm - 3:45 pm
6 - 9 year olds   4 pm - 5 pm
9 - 12 year olds 5 pm - 6 pm
           kid's weapons class Wed.  5 - 6 pm (additional fee)

Adult/teen classes   6 pm - 7 pm

Fees for September classes due Tues. Sept. 8th - THANK YOU :) 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

HAIKU CHALLENGE for 9-12 year old Children's Aikido students

We are offering a HAIKU CHALLENGE for students in the 3rd Children's Aikido class (9-12 year olds).

We invite students to write a haiku (Japanese 3-line poem with 5,7,5 syllables) to submit during the last class on August 20th (Play day).  Every student who submits a haiku will receive a gift certificate for Kneads Bakery worth 2 cookies (one for you, one to share!).  

Haiku usually invoke natural images of the season:

Ah, summer grasses! All that remains Of the warriors dreams. 

- Basho 


short summer night-- a deer pokes his face through the fence

- Issa


Fall Season for Children's Aikido

Sign up now for fall classes in the Children's Aikido program!  Fall classes start Tuesday Sept. 8th.

Because the summer weapons classes have been so popular, we are considering offering the Kid's Weapons class in the fall on Wednesdays from 5 pm - 6 pm, for an additional $15/month.  To offer this class, we would need a minimum of 7 students enrolling.  Sign up sheet for the weapons class is on the same clipboard as sign-ups for the regular classes.

Children's Aikido classes

Last day of summer classes (Thurs. Aug. 20) will be a play day.  Children are welcome to bring a "Stuffie" (stuffed animal) to class to play games with.  

Students and their families are invited to come and watch the promotional exams that Thursday night 5 pm - 6:30 pm.  The exams will include the black belt exam for Harryson Miller.  

Last Kid's Weapons class is Friday August 14th.  There is no weapons class on Friday August 21st.  


Aikido students

Last day of summer classes:  Thursday August 20th
First day of fall classes:  Tuesday August 8th 

We will be closed August 25th & 27th, and September 1st & 3rd


Aikido students

August fees now due  - thank you!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Aikido students - save the date

Promotional exams (including Black Belt exam) 
set for
Thursday August 20th 5 pm - 6:30 pm
 watch for updates!

Children's Aikido Program

Friday July 24th weapons class for 9 - 12 year olds will have an OPTIONAL extra half hour after the regular class for working on refinishing jo (wooden staff)
Kid's weapons class   10 am - 11 am
Optional extra July 24th only  11 am - 11:30 am  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Children's Aikido Program

Friday July 3rd
(4th of July observed)

have a happy and safe holiday!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

New class in Children's Aikido Program

NEW CLASS for kids in the 9-12 year old class ... 

We'll be working with the wooden practice staff (jo) and wooden practice sword (bokken), learning the basic moves (suburi), forms, and partner forms (kumitachi).  We'll be exploring Japanese calligraphy - brush and ink - as a "sword" practice.  We'll be reading about the lives of famous Japanese swordsmen and swordswomen.  We'll also be learning about the care and maintenance of weapons as we refurbish the wooden jo and bokken. 

Class will be on Fridays from 10 am - 11 am.  There is no extra charge for this class.  Please do wear gis, and bring shoes you can wear outside in the orchard as much of the class will be outside.  This is a more serious class, and requires students to be more serious about their practice. 

Children's Aikido Program

Welcome back to the summer session!
Please note children's classes are now in the mornings, as it gets too hot in the afternoons.
Summer session runs June 16th - August 20th.
New students can join in anytime!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Children's Aikido - Last Day of classes for Spring Session

Spring Session ends today May 28th with a "Play Day" for the Childrne's Aikido Program.
Children may bring a "stuffie" (stuffed animal) from home to class, or we have several fine choices to choose from in the dojo! (Todd the Lion, Haiku the Black Bear, etc.)

Summer session will start Tuesday June 16th with classes switched to morning hours.


... to Amber, Maddie, Sydney and Zane for excellent tests!
Amber and Maddie have been promoted to 7th kyu.
Sydney and Zane have been promoted to 6th kyu (blue belt - sempai).

And thank you to everyone who participated; when someone has a good test, it's because all of you helped!

Monday, May 18, 2015


NO CLASS on Monday May 18th ...
we are having to repair the sewer line ...
see you on Wednesday :)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Yoga students and Weston's students

Monday May 25th is Memorial Day holiday
no classes on that day

Children's Aikido Program

Sign up now for summer classes!

Summer session runs June 16th - August 20th 

Children's classes are in the mornings in the summer:
     Ages 9 - 12   10:00 am - 11:00 am 
     Ages 6 - 9     11:00 am - 12 noon      
     Ages 4 - 6     12 noon - 12:45 am

Aikido students

Spring classes end Thurs. May 28th
no Aikido classes
June 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th
Summer classes begin
Tues. June 16th

Aikido and Tai Chi students

May fees due

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Oakhaven is back!

We look forward to the return of Oakhaven school on Thursdays starting in March - in the orchard and on the mat!