Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan, 7th Dan
February 25-27, 2011
The St. Louis Aikikai was proud to host the bi-annual seminar with
Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan, 7th Dan.
An awful lot of great energy filled the St. Louis Aikikai dojo during the weekend of February 25-27, 2011. Around 60 aikidoka (incl. many senior instructors from other dojos) arrived from various surrounding states to participate in the seminar.
Ikeda Shihan taught the philosophy of Aikido, in particular that it is important to establish a strong center.
This can only be reached if the student is continuously practicing and living the philosophy of Aikido.
Click here to see the gallery of the event.
The full details of the seminar can be found here! Download the PDF Flier of the seminar
We would like to thank Ikeda Shihan for sharing his knowledge with us again.
We also want like to thank all members of our dojo who all came together to contribute to the successful preparation
and running of the seminar weekend.
Eighth Annual Demonstration at the Japanese Festival
Missouri Botanical Garden
September 4 - September 6, 2010
Saint Louis Aikikai 2010 Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
We now have many videos from this year and past festivals on our aikido are adding to our
You Tube video log
Special Offer for New Students
"An Introduction to Aikido"
First 6 weeks $95
Next 6 weeks FREE
Aikido is a very deep art, which reveals itself over a lifetime of dedicated practice. It can also quite intimidating initially, as our bodies learn how to receive techniques and fall safely.
In order to encourage newcomers to persevere through their first few months of training, we have a special offer for their first 12 weeks: the new student pays for the first half up front, and the second half is free.
Beginners are able to participate in regular classes, since we have plenty of space and mats. However, senior students may be selected to lead beginners at a slower pace with more basic exercises in parallel to the main class.
Here is our PDF Flier, please feel free to distribute!
Delmar Loop (U-Loop)
We are very excited to announce that we consolidating our class schedule at a new central location within the University City Delmar Loop. We will not longer be holding classes in Eureka or Chesterfield.
Our new dojo is at All Saints Parish Church Hall a mere 2 minutes walk north from Delmar on Westgate Avenue, the cross street with Blueberry Hill. We look forward to seeing you there!