Past and future events

Spring Seminar with Nakamura AND Turner Sensei!

We are delighted to announce that our Spring Seminar (May 1-3) will feature two of the most senior instructors of the Canadian Aikido Federation: Yumi Nakamura Sensei and Fran Turner Sensei. Nakamura Sensei (6th dan) is the chief instructor of Aikido Tendokai (Toronto) and Turner Sensei (6th dan) is the founder of Aikido Shugyo Dojo. They are both fantastic teachers who combine technical expertise with great Aikido spirit.
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This seminar will also mark the 30th year of training for one of MUN Aikido's instructors: Ivan Booth. Both he and other members of our club have been very fortunate to receive many years of instruction and guidance from these inspirational teachers.
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The seminar will take place over three days from May 1 to May 3. All classes will take place in our dojo at the St. John's Martial Arts Centre (21 Mews Place). The tentative schedule is:
Friday (May 1): 7:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday (May 2): 10:00am-12:30pm, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Sunday (May 3): 10:00am-12:30pm

Turner and Nakamura Sensei will each teach classes on all days. We will have a supper on Saturday night at which everyone is welcome. Details to follow.

Regular: $70/weekend or Friday $20/Saturday $45/Sunday $20 Students: $50/weekend or Friday $15/Saturday $30/Sunday $15

The poster can be found
here.

New Year's Intro to Aikido

In January we will again host our popular two-week, four-class Introduction to Aikido. It will introduce the foundations of Aikido including throws, locks, controls, pins, break falls and weapons techniques as well as the more fundamental principles of posture, distance, timing, movement and harmonization.

This is designed for beginners. Experience with Aikido or any other martial art is neither expected nor necessary. All are welcome and you do not have to be a MUN student!

Registration and the first class will be on Thursday, January 15. Registration will start at 7:45pm and then class will begin at 8:00pm. The cost is $40 and if you decide to continue with the club as a member this money will be discounted from your full membership cost.
Please note: anyone under 18 will require a parental signature on their registration form.

Intro classes will occur on (this replaces the regular schedule on these dates):

  • Thursday, January 15 – 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. (Registration and first class)
  • Tuesday, January 20 – 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 22 – 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 27 – 7:30-9:00 p.m.

These four classes are intended to be taken in sequence and will each focus on different aspects of Aikido, so we encourage you to attend all four so as not to miss anything.

All classes will take place at our dojo in the
St. John’s Martial Arts Centre 21 Mews Place (see Practical Info for map).

For planning purposes it would be useful for us to know how many people to expect, so please email 
munaikido@gmail.com if you are planning to attend.

Christmas Holiday Schedule

The last class before Christmas will be Tuesday, December 16. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 6. Merry Christmas everyone!

Summer Schedule

We are now on our summer schedule -- Sunday classes are cancelled until September. Tuesday and Thursday will continue as usual.

Congratulations Haakon, Matt and Daniel!

Haakon, Matt and Daniel respectively passed their 2nd, 3rd and 5th kyu tests during our seminar with Yumi Nakamura Sensei last weekend. Congratulations everyone and thanks to the Aikido Institute of Newfoundland, Fudoshin Aikikai and Aikido Kenkyukai for their support.


Group photo with Nakamura Sensei. Photo credit Collette Phillips.