Monday, December 31, 2018

Tai Chi students

There is class tonight Dec. 31st, but be aware of deep snow in the driveway.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Tai Chi students

Tai Chi morning classes will be happening on Thurs. and Fri. December 27th & 28th, and again on Thurs. & Fri. January 3rd & 4th.  

There is NO TAI CHI MORNING CLASS on Tuesday January 1st.

Tai Chi evening classes will be happening on Mon. & Wed. December 31st & January 2nd.

Regular schedule resumes Monday January 7th.


Aikido Students - Winter Session

Winter Session starts Tuesday Jan. 8th!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Aikido Students

We will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving 
on Thursday November 22nd ...

Happy holidays!

Tai Chi students

There IS tai chi class on Monday Nov. 19th and Tuesday Nov. 20th ...

There is NO TAI CHI class on 
     Wednesday Nov. 21st, 
     Thursday Nov. 22nd, 
     and Friday Nov. 23rd

Did you know ...

Aikido students -
We have gently used gis (uniforms) available for free.  
Check out the used gi box !!

Muss the Claw


On October 15th, 2018 the real “Muss the Claw” died, but her legends live on.
Like the legend she inspired, she was smart, and brave, and very very fierce, a fighter to the end.  She was incredibly strong-willed and determined. And, yes, sharp-clawed.
The real Muss was not nice or sweet, but she was loyal and large-hearted.  There were only a handful of people she ever accepted, and even fewer that she would walk up to greet - a rare sign of approval.
She didn’t like other cats, and only tolerated Jack, barely. No slouch himself when it came to fighting, Jack was still no match for the mighty Muss.
She loved tuna, cream, sleeping in the sun, and disemboweling paper towel rolls.  Although the house was her domain, she would fearlessly stalk the orchard at will.
She fully lived all her nine lives, and even borrowed a few.
She will be missed. 
We will continue to tell stories of “Muss the Claw”, which, if not exactly true, she would still approve of.  Her spirit lives on. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

TAI CHI students

Please note there is NO TAI CHI class on Monday evening Sept. 10th

NO ZAZEN Friday Sept. 7th

There will be no noon Zazen (sitting/walking meditation) on Friday Sept. 7th

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

AIKIDO students

AIKIDO Classes start Tuesday Sept. 11th 

see you then!

YOGA students

Please note there is no Yoga class on Wednesday Sept. 5th

Sunday, September 2, 2018

YOGA students

Reminder to YOGA students that there is NO YOGA CLASS on Monday morning Sept. 3rd (Labor Day holiday). 

Tai Chi students

There IS Tai Chi class Monday evening Sept. 3rd (Labor Day holiday) 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Children's Aikido

Sign up for fall classes now!

Last day of summer session Friday August 24th
Fall classes start up September 11th 

tai chi students

tai chi classes  resume August 13th

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

TAI CHI students

There will be no evening Tai Chi class on Wednesday evening June 27th,
and no morning Tai Chi class on Thursday June 28th or Friday June 29th. 

There will also be no Tai Chi classes for the first two weeks of July.

There will be NO CHARGE for Tai Chi classes the second half of July.

My apologies.  - Danae

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

TAI CHI students

There will be no TAI CHI classes on 
Wednesday June 21st
Thursday June 22nd
Friday June 23rd
Monday June 25th
Tuesday June 26th

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Taiko Drumming

We just found out that this Friday June 22nd there will be taiko drumming (traditional Japanese drumming) at Max Square from 2 pm - 3 pm by Kawa Taiko, followed by hands-on Q&A.   
Aiki in action! 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Welcome back!

Welcome to the Summer Session!

Quick reminders:
   ...  Children's Aikido classes are in the mornings in the summer
   ... Teen/Adult classes are an hour earlier (5 - 6 pm)
   ... Weapons class for older children and teens  on Friday mornings
   ... Previously enrolled children can pay by the entire session, by the month, by the week, or by the class 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Aikido and Tai Chi Students

no classes June 4th - 8th

Summer Aikido and Tai Chi classes begin
Monday June 11th

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Aikido students

Children's Aikido "Play Day" 
Thursday May 31st

(last day of spring classes)
stuffies (stuffed animals) welcome :)  
please let us know if your child has any allergies to chocolate, nuts, peanut butter, etc. - thank you!

Monday, May 28, 2018

YOGA students

There is NO morning YOGA class
Monday May 28th
Memorial Day (observed)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Tai Chi students

There WILL be class on Memorial Day,
Monday May 28th (6 pm - 6:45 pm)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lost & Found

Please check Lost & Found before the end of the May
 Items include: backpack, jackets, socks, and more!
Items left after June 1st will be donated to a non-profit 

Aikido and Tai Chi students

Last day of spring classes 
Friday June 1st
no classes June 4th - 8th

Summer classes begin
Monday June 11th
sign up for summer classes now!!

Children's Aikido "Play Day" 
Thursday May 31st
stuffies (stuffed animals) welcome :) 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Aikido students

Did you know we have 
gently USED GIS
help us find them a home!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Aikido exam April 26th

Congratulations to Leela for passing her 6th kyu Aikido exam!     

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018

All Students

Please note the two new trees planted on the west edge of the concrete pad ... they are heartnuts (a Japanese walnut) known for growing quickly into big beautiful shade trees.  When older, these trees will help shade the east end of the parking lot, the concrete pad, and the west wall of the dojo during the hot summer months.  As walnuts are late to leaf out (I don't expect them to leaf out for another month) and lose their leaves relatively early in the fall, the late fall/winter/spring sun will be able to warm the dojo when we want the warmth!
A grateful shout out to Brendan, Conner and Leela who helped dig the holes and plant, mulch and cage these trees. Good work!
Parents - Please be careful when backing up or turning around in the parking lot around these two young trees! THANK YOU.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Aikido students

Sign up now for summer classes!
Check out the summer schedule - register for classes 
Children's Aikido classes are in the mornings in the summer
Teen/adult classes are 5 - 6 pm (an hour earlier)
Summer weapons class for children/teens on Friday mornings 9 - 10 am

Monday, April 2, 2018

Aikido and Tai Chi students

to Spring classes!
Spring session runs April 2nd - May 31st


Congratulations to Conner Riggs for passing his 5th kyu Aikido exam!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Aikido students

Last day of winter session Thursday March 22nd and PLAYDAY  - you may bring a stuffie (stuffed animal) from home if you want, or we have loaners :)

First day of spring session Tuesday April 3rd

NO CLASSES March 27th or 29th - closed for Spring Break :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tai Chi classes cancelled

No tai chi classes Wednesday evening March 7th, Thursday morning March 8th, or Friday morning March 9th.  My apologies.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Orchard event

Avella Orchard has their first family-friendly event for the year - Was Hael (wishing health to the orchard) today Sunday from 2 - 4 pm.
This is a traditional orchard celebration to welcome back the trees that are starting to wake up from their winter sleep.  We will be putting cider-soaked toast in the branches of our oldest trees and using old towels to rub the loose bark off the trunks of older trees. Afterwards we will be enjoying hot mulled apple juice in the lobby of the dojo!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Tai chi students

There  IS tai chi class on

Monday evening
January 15th
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday :)

See you at class!!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

YOGA Students

...please note that there is
Monday January 15th
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Aikido students

January Aikido class fees now due
Thank you!