Are you curious about Aikido, the martial art of peace and harmony? Join us for the event "Workout with Twin Cities Aikido Center" on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m.
In this online session, Mick Cipra sensei from Twin Cities Aikido Center (TCAC) will introduce Aikido through a brief description of its history. Then Al Smith sensei will show us a warm-up stretching routine and Robert Gutierrez sensei will give us a weapons tutorial.
The class will be a fun way to get some good exercise and learn about Aikido. There is no experience necessary to participate in this class, but a semi-open space, loose-fitting clothing, and a broom handle or long wooden dowel are recommended. Kids and family are welcome.
We are very grateful to TCAC to have committed to do a Suburi Fundraiser for JASM! For every dollar donated to JASM (between now til the end of this event), the Aikido blackbelts will do one sword cut (suburi). Please donate to JASM, and let’s make those black belts sweat!
Free: JASM Members
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Twin Cities Aikido Center is one of the Midwest’s oldest dojos. It is a non-profit 501c(3), member-run organization, founded in 1976 to promote the study of Aikido. Chief Instructor Calvin Blanchard (Godan, Shidoin) leads and coordinates all teaching at the Center. The TCAC is a member of the United States Aikido Federation (USAF) and holds seminars with members of the USAF Technical Committee every year. In recent years, the TCAC has also organized an exchange with Otemae and Kasugaoka High School in Osaka.
Mick began studying Aikido in college in 2000 and has since trained in various dojos in the US, Germany and Japan. He currently teaches Thursday night basics class.
Photo: Mick Cipra, yondan (top)
Alan began studying Aikido under Akira Tohei Sensei in 1992. He is a long time member of TCAC and currently teaches Monday nights.
Photo: Alan Smith, sandan (back)
Robert practices and holds black belts in both Aikido and Iaido. He teaches both adult and kids classes at the TCAC.
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