Due to the ongoing health crisis, we are suspending classes until further notice. We will update you as soon as it seems safe to practice again, but until then we hope you are staying well at home. Although it is difficult to be apart right now, we know this is the right decision to protect ourselves and others.
That said, we face the financial challenge of covering our rent and other operating costs without our usual revenue. We understand that this is a difficult financial time for many but, if you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the dojo. If even a handful of students contribute their regular dues as a donation, we will be able to weather this storm. We all hope to return to a stable, thriving dojo once this is over.
Aikido During Social Distance
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Aikido is inherently a social art, but during this time of social distance, we are finding other ways to stay connected and engaged with Aikido. Sensei has released his latest newsletter, which he encourages you to read here. Some students also plan to produce videos showing how they have been practicing at home.
In the meantime, we hope you can enjoy a video from our archive. It was filmed in 1987, and shows about one hour of Sensei performing various Aikido and weapons techniques, including Happo Kiri, Ken 13, Jo 22 #1 and Jo 22 #2.
Whether Shin-Budo Kai has been an important part of your life, or your time with us was brief, please know that the SBK community is here for you. Let’s continue to practice the spirit of Aikido in our daily lives, to better ourselves and each other.
Wishing you the best of health,