E-news, Dec. 12 2017

Greetings to all members and friends of Aikido Hokuryukai. Here is some news about the dojo.

The class schedule for December is now online. Our holiday closures this year will be Dec. 24, 25, 26 and 31, as well as Jan. 1. All classes on those days are cancelled. Enjoy the festive season with your friends and family!

Our annual New Year’s class will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4 from 7 until approximately 8:15 PM. That will be followed by a short reception. This is an important date in the Aikido calendar, representing a chance to make a fresh commitment to training. Please make a point of attending!

We are starting to plan for our annual winter party in January. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are willing to host it this year. We will work out an appropriate date later on in January with you, once we have a show of interest.

Osawa-sensei will be teaching CAF seminars twice this year, during the summer in Calgary and during the fall in Toronto. We are co-sponsors of the Toronto seminar. The final dates will be confirmed shortly. Some members are approaching the number of days of practice required to test for their next levels. Please consult Yumi or Jim if you are considering testing for a yudansha (black belt) rank in 2018.

Best wishes for the holidays.

Jim Barnes
Aikido Hokuryukai