NEWS AND EVENTS

    September 15, 2010
    Rutgers Aikido Club will be holding a "Dollar Menu" class as a part of the new recreation program to encourage people to try new activities. Visitors can take one class for a dollar. Registered club members don't need to pay.

    August 5-10, 2010
    5 students attended the 34th Annual Kokikai Aikido Summer Camp, held at Rowan University. Rutgers Kokikai alum, Izzat Bakhadyrov successfully tested for shodan (first level black belt). Congratulations, Izzat!



    May 5, 2010
    Annual Rutgers Aikido Party!!

    April 28, 2010
    Testing! Eight students tested for rank promotion. Congratulations!

    During Kokikai testing, students are tested for their knowledge of specific techniques, as well as ukemi (attacking and falling) skills and understanding of basic principles such as posture and centering.

    April 14, 2010
    Special seminar taught by Dan McDougall Sensei, 6th degree black belt, and Regional Coordinator for Kokikai Aikido

    March 10, 2010
    Rutgers University Dojo was honored to host a class taught by Kokikai Founder Shuji Maruyama Sensei, one of the worlds greatest living martial artists.

    March 5-7, 2010
    7 students attended Kokikai Aikido Winter Camp. Anthony Barker tested for first kyu, defending himself against four simultaneous attackers. Now Anthony's off to CERN, in Switzerland, to defend us from that black hole that they are supposedly creating there!

    Winter Camp is taught by Kokikai Founder Shuji Maruyama Sensei. Sensei is a wonderful teacher and an impressive role model for his students. Over 285 people attended Winter Camp from 42 dojos across the country.

    September 9, 2009
    We had a successful edition of the "dollar menu", about 23 new students showed up to learn how aikido can provide effective, safe self defense.

    March 25, 2009
    Special class, taught by Shuji Maruyama Sensei, founder of Kokikai Aikido.

    March 6-8, 2009
    Kokikai Winter Camp in Lawrenceville, NJ.

    February 20, 2009 (to be confirmed)
    A special seminar with Gary Snyder Sensei (6th dan) and Dan McDougall Sensei (6th dan).

    January 28, 2009
    Rutgers Aikido Club will be holding a "Dollar Menu" class as a part of the new recreation program to encourage people to try new activities. Visitors can take one class for a dollar. Registered club members don't need to pay.

    April 25, 2007
    Eight students tested for rank advancement, including five for blue belt ranks. It is good to see that so many are dedicating themselves to their practice! Congratulations!

    During Kokikai testing, students are tested for their knowledge of specific techniques, as well as ukemi (attacking and falling) skills and understanding of basic principles such as posture and centering.
    Ki testing:
    Technique:
    In addition, more advanced students are asked to defend against multiple simultaneous attackers.

    April, 18 2007
    Rutgers University hosted a class with Dan McDougall Sensei, 5th degree black belt and Kokikai Regional Coordinator. Dan Sensei brought great attention to detail on some of our most basic movements. It was amazing to find out how much can be learned from the way we sit, stand, and even bow.

    March 21, 2007
    Rutgers University Dojo was honored to host a class taught by Kokikai Founder Shuji Maruyama Sensei, one of the worlds greatest living martial artists.



    Sensei demonstrated the incredible strength and power that can come from practicing Kokikai Aikido. Sensei is a living example that, as he says "relaxed is strong."

    March 9-11, 2007
    Kokikai Winter Camp was held in Lawrenceville NJ. Many club members were able to attend camp this year.

    Winter Camp is taught by Kokikai Founder Shuji Maruyama Sensei. Each time he visits the US, Sensei is more powerful and yet more relaxed. He is a wonderful teacher and an impressive role model for his students. Over 260 people attended Winter Camp from over 40 dojos across the country.

    September 22-24, 2006
    Congratulations to Princeton dojo for 25 years of practice! Rutgers aikido students attended the festivities at Princeton University and Princeton Y. The weekend included four fantastic practices taught by the dojo founders, Dave Nachman Sensei (6th dan) and Roni Burrows Sensei (6th dan) who travelled from Phoenix, AZ. Participants included Kokikai students from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, as well as San Francisco and Boston.

    The two Princeton dojo have played an important part in the growth of Kokikai Aikido. Rutgers dojo is one of the over 30 Kokikai practice groups founded by former Princeton students. We wish Princeton many more years of fruitful practice!

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