Class Schedules and Descriptions

Please note the listed class schedule and Instructors, but be aware that changes are made from time to time as circumstance dictates. You are welcome to join us anytime.

Teaching Staff

Chief Instructor: Stephen Fasen Sensei (6thDan), Ueshiba Juku

Senior Instructor: Brian Canin Sensei (6th Dan), Ueshiba Juku

Contributing designated instructors: Dimitri Deglas Sensei (Sandan Ho), Gil Gillespie Sensei (Yondan), Charley Harney Sensei (Yondan), Ola Karasik Sensei (Yondan), Kristen Kuebler Sensei (Sandan), Tim Magill Sensei (Godan), Dan McCartney Sensei (Sandan), Matt Bartolomei (NiDan), Phil Ott (NiDan).

MONDAY Fasen Sensei …1st class: 5:30-6:30 PM /2nd class: 6:30 – 7:30 PM… General class focus, Advanced concepts, Aiki principles & relative ASU Weapons study. Karasik Sensei… 7:30-8:30 General Keiko

TUESDAYCanin Sensei /  5:30 – 7:00 PM / General class /  focus on movement and structure…

WEDNESDAY / General class focus / principles

 Yudansha Instructors: 1st class: 5:30-6:30 PM / Beginners orientation and basic techniques. Magill Sensei / 2nd class: 6:30 – 7:30  PM  / Detailed explanation of basic waza

THURSDAYCanin Sensei/ 5:30 – 7:00 PM / Aiki principles and movement.

FRIDAY /  Kristen Kuebler Sensei… 1st class – 5:30-6:30 … fundamentals. Tim Magill Sensei  -6:30 – 7:30 PM

SATURDAY / This class is lead by either Fasen Sensei, Canin Sensei or Magill Sensei. The focus is on Yudansha and instructor level training. Everyone is welcome to participate, but the training vocabulary and concepts are presented focused on more experienced evolving Aikidoka. Concepts and Principles may be studied through the use of weapons.

First Class (Aikido): Senior Yudansha / 9:00- 10:30 AM  Dimitri Deglas SenseiSecond class / 10:37 – 11:44/ Daito Ryu Aikijujistsu. This class articulates the mechanical and conceptual origins  of Aikido as communicated by Okomoto Seigo Sensei through Daito Ryu Ginjukai. www.ginjukai.com/popkin.html

SUNDAY /  Beginners & General class

Yudansha Instructors 1st class: 9:00 – 10:00 AM, Second Class Gillespi Sensei: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Everyone is welcome to train in any class, regardless of rank or experience. Visitors without Aikido experience are welcome to watch. You may note the following designations and class descriptions:

  • Beginners Classes – Introduction to Aikido training procedures, Budo principles, and the dojo standards/etiquette. Emphasis is on Ukemi and techniques through standard ASU 5th kyu waza. If you have never trained Aikido or any martial art before, this is a place to begin, but you are not limited to these classes. The focus in these classes however, is on new students.
  • General Class – Open to all levels / (principle) articulation through waza (technique).
  • Yudansha and instructor level classes –  Everyone is welcome to participate, but the training vocabulary and concepts are presented focused on more experienced evolving Aikidoka.
  • Buki Waza –  weapons study, and interpretation of weapons principles as they relate to movement in ASU Aiki and empty hand training.

We look forward to training with you.

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