October Kyu Testing

October Kyu Testing

The first class will occur as usual; kyu testing will be held in place of the second class. Students should plan to train. Friends and family are welcome to come watch (and be moral support) for the testing candidates. 

Special Guest Instructor Joshua Drachman Sensei Thursday 6/16

The 12th Street Dojo is very pleased to welcome Joshua Drachman Sensei as the special guest instructor for class this Thursday, June 16th @6:30pm.

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Josh Drachman Sensei, (6th Dan ASU) is a senior instructor at Aikido Eastside in Seattle, a personal student of Saotome Sensei, and has received the Ueshiba Juku designation from Saotome Sensei. 

ASU Florida Regional Testing Seminar in Sarasota

The 12th Street Dojo is pleased to host this year's ASU Florida Seminar! 

This seminar is a cooperative venture in which all of ASU aikido dojo in Florida work hard every year to bring their students and instructors together to teach, to train, and to hold yudansha testing.

Kyu Testing Thursday 4/21/16

The first class will occur as usual; kyu testing will be held in place of the second class. Students should plan to train. Friends and family are welcome to come watch (and be moral support) for the testing candidates. 

Spirit Training: Sunday 4/17/16

Test yourself and your resolve at our first ever Spirit Training by joining us before dawn for a special training on South Lido Beach.  Exact class time will be announced after we consult an almanac!

Kyu Testing Thursday 5/21

We will be having our next round of Kyu Testing on Thrusday 5/21 after a short warm up class. All dojo members are encouraged to attend and support those testing! 

December KYU Testing

December KYU Testing

On December 9th, we had dojo kyu testing for qualified dojo members. David tested for 4th Kyu, Al for 2nd Kyu, Linda for 2nd Kyu and Beverly for 1st Kyu! Everyone successfully passed their kyu examinations and we had a celebratory cookout afterwards! This was a monumental event as a few of the candidates had not tested in almost a decade! Please congratulate these Aikidoka when you see them on or off the mat, these are well-earned ranks!

Saturday Class - Dec 13th

This coming Saturday, December 13th, Saotome Shihan will be teaching the morning class @ 10 AM.  As always, $10 mat fee and bring your own drinks for after class! 

Special Guest Instructor

Special Guest Instructor

We will be hosting a special guest instructor - Guillermo Gomez from Miami Aikido on Tuesday, December 23rd! Consider this your last hurrah before the holiday and an excellent warmup to the Winter Intensive. Here is the link to the Facebook event for more information: Facebook Event