Due to the strong typhoon headed for Kyoto and the surrounding area, all classes are canceled for today.
Starting on October 4th, the second afternoon class from 15:00 – 16:00 will no longer be run. We will just have the first class from 13:00 – 14:30. Osu
Chris Crampton recently took his 4th dan exam. Here is the video:
Beginning on 9/6 from 11:30 to 12:00 there will a little kids class ( ages 3 – 6 ). The class will be held in Japanese and will focus on increasing attention, balance and developing an enjoyment of Aikido.
Payet Sensei recently returned from a three week trip in Europe where he conducted seminars in England, Germany, and Italy. Thanks to everyone for the hospitality shown to Sensei, for traveling to, some people from quite far away, and participating in Sensei’s seminar. Here are some pictures: England: Italy: Germany:
Recently, Payet Sensei was featured in Kansai Scene. A magazine that serves the expat community in the Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe area of Japan. Here is a link to the article in pdf format. kansaiscene-article
We have recently put up a new take on an old T-shirt design on our T-shirt and Hoodie webstore. The retailer offers worldwide shipping at reasonable rates and the shirts are priced to move. Check them out at: kyotoaikidomugenjuku.spreadshirt.com
A few weeks ago we participated in the annual Kids Day Demonstration at Shiramine Shrine. There is always a representative from KBS, the local Kyoto TV station and some reports from various newspapers. This year we were lucky enough to have our students appear in the picture that was in the article about the enbu.
The dojo will be closed from 4/29 – 5/6 for Golden Week. The dojo will be participating in the annual Kids Day enbu at Shiramine Shrine on 5/5 from 10:00. After the enbu there will be a picnic at the park surrounding the Imperial Palace. If you are available on that day, please join us!!