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Test Prep Seminars:

Careful instruction and personal guidance on techniques specific to each rank. This seminar, taught by Bruce Bookman Kaicho, is appropriate for student preparing for an up-coming test as well as those wishing to familiarize themselves with techniques required for future promotions. Sign up and pay at the dojo, or by email [] or by phone [206-525-4032].

  • * Postponed. Watch for updates. Saturday April 11, 2020. 12:3-2:30, 7th, 6th and 5th Kyu. $35. 3:00-5:30, 4th and 3rd Kyu. $45

Adult test dates:

  • Saturday June 27nd starting at 1pm.
  • Saturday August 15th starting at 1pm.

Test fee: $35

2020 Advanced Intensives with Bruce Bookman Kaicho

The Aikido Advanced Intensive offers a weekend of in-depth training with Kaicho, Bruce Bookman. Participants will get individualized guidance and help with getting to the next stage of their training. Bookman Sensei will spend time working, one-on-one with each student. Bokken and jo, freestyle and themes that connect basics to advanced techniques will be taught. Months of progress can be accomplished during this weekend. The Intensive is a great way to re-set your aikido practice for the year to come. As always, we welcome aikidoists of all affliations. Due to the popularity of this seminar, we have added a second section.

Section II: March 6th, 7th, 8th, 2020. $185. Space is limited to 22 participants.

Friday: 6:00-8:00pm. Saturday: 7:30-9:00am weapons practice in the park. Ellis Emdur Sensei will co-teach with Bookman Kaicho.  12:30-1:45, 2:45-4:00. Potluck starts at 6:00
Sunday: 9:00-11:00am, 12:15-2:15pm. Optional 8:00-9:00am. Special segment on Aikido Journal material.

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Yahe Solomon Seminar

Nov 20, 21, 22, 2020

It's my pleasure to announce that Yahe Solomon Sensei, 6th Dan from Bozeman, Montana, will be teaching a seminar at Tenzan Aikido April 24th, 25th & 26th. Yahe is one of the best teachers, anywhere. He has extraordinary feel and groundedness. He taps into lots of power from a very soft place. Yahe is an amazing example of how power and gentleness live side-by-side and intermingle. I so much look forward to working with him again and to offer the aikido community exposure to his masterfulness.

Fri only $55. (First day beginners through 5th Kyu)

Sat only $85 (4th Kyu and up)

Sun $85 (2nd Kyu and up)

Fri + Sat (4th Kyu and up) $140

Sat and Sun $150 (2nd Kyu and up)

Fri + Sun, $140 (2nd Kyu and up)

Whole weekend $165 (2nd Kyu and up)

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Aikido seminar with Hal Lehrman Sensei, 7th Dan, Shihan

October 17th and 18th, 2020

Hal Lehrman Sensei draws from his life-long study of Aikido and  Zazen meditation to bring depth to his teaching. His unique and creative approach invigorates the student’s practice. Lehrman Sensei says “Aikido is a profound resource for self-exploration and growth. It develops both the outward and the inner courage. Aikido is daring, exuberant and caring. It is a martial art of creation, not of destruction or of victory over others. It is an art that helps us find and invigorate our Ki, inner strength.” According to Bruce Bookman Sensei, Hal Lehrman Sensei brings a unique and creative approach to teaching.

Saturday: 12:30-2:30, 3:30-5:30,  Potluck to follow

Sunday : 9:00-11:00am, 12:00-2:00pm

$155 for both days. $85 either Saturday or Sunday

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Women’s Self-defense and Empowerment 2019

Postponed. Watch for updates. July 18, 2020

This one-day course trains women in the necessary skills to deal with aggressive individuals, especially when in unfamiliar or uncomfortable locations. This includes traveling abroad or late at night in a parking garage/the street or on the college campus. Women will be given a dialog to use in the typical pre-attack phases of potential physical violence. Often this dialog and postural training will be enough to cause would-be attackers to go the other way. Women will be given extensive drills in simple but effective self-defense, including practicing their skills against a padded, male instructor in mock encounters while being coached by a women instructor. This course assumes that you have no previous training and it will be adjusted to the participant’s fitness level. Women get experience in finding their voice and grounding themselves in their core strength. This course offers life skills that will help women stand their ground in difficult situation at work, in relationships and wherever it’s necessary.Women’s self-defense and Empowerment is a life changing experience even if you never have to use the physical self-defense skills.

$185. Discounted price for dojo members is $175

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