Recent Blogs

Special Third Friday Class with Wendy Whited Sensei

Please join us for our December special third Friday class happening this Friday, December 19th at the dojo. We are very pleased to welcome Wendy Whited Sensei, 6th Dan from Inaka Dojo in beautiful Beecher, IL. Class will be from 6:15pm to 8:15pm followed by a social gathering in the dojo immediately afterwards. Students of all ranks are encouraged to attend and to join us after class. Please feel free to bring any food or beverages you would like to share! Hope to see you there!

Exploring the Tanto Seminar with Jeff Hempel Sensei, 4 Dan

The Exploring the Tanto Seminar with Jeff Hempel Sensei, 4 Dan, will be held at Abiding Spirit Aikikai on January 24th, 2015 from 12pm – 3:30pm. The fee is $30 for the seminar plus an additional $10 if you would like to attend a pizza party at the dojo after the seminar. Jeff Hempel Sensei is the director and head instructor of the youth Aikido program at Aikido of Madison where he teaches adult classes as well. Jeff Sensei is also the head karate instructor at East Madison Martial Arts — the karate and Katori Shinto-ryu dojo he co-owns and operates in Madison, WI. We hope you can take advantage of this unique opportunity! Here is the flyer and registration.

Special Third Friday Class for November with Kay Sandacz Sensei

Please join us for our special third Friday of the month class on November 21, 2014. We are very fortunate to have a special guest sensei instructing. Kay Sandacz Sensei from Inaka Dojo in Beecher, IL will be teaching class with a special focus on “Intention Without Tension.” Class will be from 6:15pm – 8:15pm, with some socializing in the dojo after class. Students of all ranks are encouraged to attend and to join us after class. Please feel free to bring any food or beverages you would like to share! Hope to see you there!

Class Schedule

  • EVENING AIKIDO:
    Monday through Thursday from 6:15-7:30pm
  • WEEKEND AIKIDO:
    Saturday 1-2:30pm & Sunday 11am-12:30pm
  • FREE INTRO CLASS:
    Every Wednesday 6:15-7:30pm, please show up a few minutes early to warm up.

Dojo Events

  • 11.21 · November's Special Third Friday Class with special guest Kay Sandacz Sensei. Topic: Intention without Tension.
  • 11.28 - 11.30 · Mitsugi Saotome Shihan at Chicago Aikikai for the annual Thanksgiving Seminar. Register here!
  • 12.19 · December's Special Third Friday Class with special guest Wendy Whited Sensei.

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