Aikido Institute of San Francisco and Gassaku Aikido are pleased to host G. Lyons, Shihan, Chief Instructor of Bucks County Aikido. George Lyons Sensei began his study of Aikido in 1985 with T.K. Chiba Shihan. In 1986 he joined the teachers training program and became an apprentice of Chiba Shihan. After six years with Chiba […]
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In early September, we held our first Dojo Movie Night event. The purpose of movie night is to help build a sense of community within the dojo. To us. a dojo is more than the building that we train in, a dojo is the community of people that we train with. When we train, we […]
The Osho-san (Temple Master) is a very nice man with a very nice Mother who will offer you tea. My Interpreter Friend called the temple to schedule my arrival two days beforehand and they said you can visit the grave anytime without donation. The donation was for formal Shinto chanting done for Chiba Sensei. […]
All who attended this year’s Birankai Aikido Seminar in Daly City worked hard and had fun. At the annual Aikido Institute of San Francisco Seminar, a half-day of practice for 30 students, including regional visitors, was a big success. Three classes were taught by instructors GE Nomura, Shihan, our guest instructor Alex Peterson Sensei of […]
Aikido membership requires dojo duties that extend to more than just cleaning the mats and dusting after a workout; an important part of the physical and mental training involved in Aikido instruction, and deeply rooted in all martial-arts discipline, is service. Service is a way of showing respect for the art, our teachers, the ancestors […]
On the first Sunday in April, parents, teachers, children and adult students along with Rob Sensei and Nomura Sensei gathered at Aikido SF to learn about food in our first “Wellness & Nutrition” talk. According to Theresa Thadani and Regina Gomez Aldea, awareness and prevention are the best first steps toward a healthy lifestyle and a crucial […]
After baseball practice, I was wearing my cleats. At my house, there were some mossy, slippery bricks. As I was walking to knock on the front door, I stepped back and slipped and fell backwards. I landed in my back fall position and my head was really close to the bricks, because it was a […]