Thursday, January 21, 2010

Weather or not here we come

Local news reported heavy rain, thunder storms and even a tornado warning. But as if they were following the mail man's creed our students still make it to the Dojo. Could Aikido be more powerful than nature? Or maybe it's that Aikido teaches us how to walk within nature and come away unharmed.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

An Eventful Visit

The Potluck/New Years party was a huge success. Both the mats and our bellies were full. Sensei Crank surprised us all with his musical talents, as well as his excellent health and mobility at 74 years young. The stories of his life won't easily be forgotten by many of our students. We look forward to seeing him around the dojo in the days and years to come.

Happy New Year!

Sensei Mits Yamashita and his first aikido instructor Sensei Virgil Crank

Sensei Crank filled the room with part of his beautiful and varied repertoire

listening to Sensei Crank play

Sensei Mits couldn't help but dance

Gary seemed to be watching guitar technique

Sensei Crank teaches guitar professionally and is fantastic

If you'd like to take music lesson's from Sensei Crank please contact him at (714) 404-0224