By popular demand, Bookman Sensei is adding a Summer Intensive this year. The Friday segment is appropriate for all levels, including beginners, Saturday and Sunday will be geared towards those 4th Kyu and up. This seminar is a fundraiser for the dojo building fund. All proceeds go directly towards our goal of $150,000. We thank you for any amount of contribution.
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 [ firstname.lastname@example.org] or by phone [206-525-4032].
Adult test dates:
Test fee: $35
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.
Saturday April 21, 2018. 12:30-7:30. $125 per person.
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
January 25th, 26th and 27th 2019. $185. Space is limited to 22 participants.