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Yahe Solomon Seminar June 3, 4, 5, 2022

Join us in welcoming back Yahe Solomon Sensei, 7th Dan from Bozeman, Montana. Bruce Bookman Kaicho calls him “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.”

We are once again dividing the seminar into three segments. Beginners up through 5th Kyu may take the Friday segment. Intermediate level students who are 4th Kyu and up may take the Saturday segment. Sunday will be for Advanced students only, 2nd Kyu and up. Students are welcome to attend any and all segments with lower rank requirements. 

Please bring proof of vaccination and a mask.

Full weekend, 2nd Kyu and up, $175

Fri only $60. (First day beginners through 5th Kyu)

Sat only $90 (4th Kyu and up)

Sun $90 (2nd Kyu and up)

Fri + Sat (4th Kyu and up) $145

Sat + Sun $155 (2nd Kyu and up)

Fri + Sun, $145 (2nd Kyu and up)


Friday: 6:00-8:00pm. Beginners through 5th Kyu

Saturday: 7:30-9:00am. 12:30-1:45, 2:45-4:00. 4th Kyu and up

Sunday: 8:00-10:00am, 11:00-1:00pm. 2nd Kyu and up

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Adult test dates:

  • June 11, 2022 starting at 12:30
  • August 20, 2022 starting at 12:30                                                               

Test fee: $35

January 27 - 29, 2023 Advanced Intensive 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. This Intensive is a great way to re-set your aikido practice for the year to come. As always, we welcome aikidoists of any affliation. All affiliations welcome, as usual. 4th Kyu and up or with permission. We will be following all CD recommendations regarding COVID safety.

Friday: 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday: 7:30-9:00am weapons practice in the park

12:30-1:45, 2:45-4:00

Potluck starts at 6:30

Sunday: 8:00-9:00am Aikido Extensions (optional). 9:00-11:00am, 12:15-2:15


Women’s Self-defense and Empowerment 

Postponed. Watch for updates. 

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.