Holiday Schedule

There will be NO classes Wednesday thru Saturday ( Nov 26-29th) due to the Holiday. Enjoy spending time with your family and friends! See your back on Monday night!

Photos from Saotome Shihan's class

Here are a few photos taken from today's class! Congrats to Scott Ellis for recovering his Nidan certificate from Saotome Shihan this morning!

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students in class practicing.

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Schrader Sensei taking Bokken Ukemi from Saotome Shihan.

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Schrader Sensei and Greta taking Bokken Ukemi from Saotome Sensei.

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Scott Ellis receiving his Nidan certificate from Saotome Sensei.

Saturday, November 8th

Tomorrow mornings class at 10 am will be taught be Mitsugi Saotome Shihan! You know the drill, see you there!

Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan @ Shindai Aikikai

This is a must attend event in our community. Ikeda Shihan travels around the U.S. and internationally to teach seminars on Aikido. He is a high demand instructor and the only way to know why is to see for yourself (in person). We have a significant number of students who are attending. If you are interested in attending and have questions, ask a senior student at the dojo or instructor. Seminars are an opportunity to learn, train and meet new people in the Aikido community. 

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Photos from Aikido Class with Patty Saotome Shihan

Photos from Aikido Class with Patty Saotome Shihan

On Saturday 9/27, we were fortunate enough to have Patty Saotome Shihan come in to teach the morning class! It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more on aspects of atemi, lines in body structure, and strength within grace as they should be applied in Aikido techniques. We hope to continue to provide an environment that inspires these amazing instructors to keep coming to teach at our dojo!

Photos of Aikido class with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan

Photos of Aikido class with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan

Saturday's Aikido class at the 12th Street Dojo in Sarasota, was dynamic and inspiring. We are very fortunate to have such a talented and skilled martial artist, such as Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, devote his energy and time into our Dojo and students. We are very grateful to Saotome Shihan for this opportunity and the students who help prepare the dojo for his continuous visits!

Saturday morning's class will be taught by...

Saturday morning's class will be taught by...

Saturday morning  (9/20), Saotome Shihan will be teaching class @ 10 AM. Saotome Shihan is a world renowned martial arts master and one of the last surviving uchideshi (personal live-in students) of O'Sensei. We are very fortunate to have him here in Sarasota and teaching at 12th Street Dojo. All are welcomed to attend, please place your $10 mat fee in the box with your name on it. This applies to active dojo memebrs as well. See you there!

Tomorrow's Aikido Class will be taught by Saotome Shihan

Tomorrow morning (Saturday 9/13), Saotome Shihan will be teaching class @ 10 AM. Saotome Shihan is a world renowned martial arts master and one of the last surviving uchideshi (personal live-in students) of O'Sensei. We are very fortunate to have him here in Sarasota and teaching at 12th Street Dojo. All are welcomed to attend, please place your $10 mat fee in the box with your name on it. This applies to active dojo memebrs as well. See you there!

Congrats to Scott Ellis on his Nidan promotion!

On August 17, 2014 Scott Ellis (a dojo member and instructor) tested for his 2nd degree black belt in Aikido at the Florida Shihan Seminar held at Shindai Aikikai. He passed with high marks and was an excellent representation of the dojo! Congrats Scott, we are all proud of you and your continued dedication to improving your skills as a martial artist!

Saotome Shihan - Aug 9, 2014

Saotome Shihan - Aug 9, 2014

Mitsugi Saotome Shihan taught class at the Dojo on Saturday, August 9th. Aikidoka travel across oceans and from other countries to train with Saotome Shihan! We are extremely fortunate to have Saotome Shihan teach in our dojo and should seize the opportunity to attend all his classes!  We have posted photos from the class on our "gallery" page, please enjoy! Please not only "like" but "subscribe" to our Facebook page to get up-to-date notifications of when Sensei will be teaching class: https://www.facebook.com/12thstdojo