Friday, March 7, 2014

ASL Feb 2014


In case you haven't been following along at home, Tyffany and I just returned from a week at Aikido of San Leandro as uchideshi with Hendricks-sensei, and attended our first CAA (California Aikido Association) Division 1 training.

After Hendricks-sensei's weapons seminar on Saturday, we got to view two san-dan tests and Jerome Buenviaje Sensei's (from Takemusu Aikido New Mexico) dynamic go-dan demo.

We also went to the all CAA training and meeting on Sunday where Pat-sensei introduced us as a new dojo under her in Division 1. At the meeting we met our CAA neighbors from Denver Aikikai, Edgar-sensei and Don, who are in Division 2 under Frank Doran sensei.

Check out the meeting minutes here for all the details (PDF):

It is a great honor to be a part of the CAA and benefit from the technical lineage of Pat Hendricks sensei who started training at the Iwama dojo about the time I was born (!). As a CAA dojo we are also able to register our dan (black belt) ranks with Hombu dojo in Tokyo, Japan.

Hope to see you on the mat soon!