I wanted to paint a picture of next year while you are all starting to form
your schedules...I want to let you know that we are going to keep the same
time slot: Wednesday at 3:30-5:00 PM. Therefore, if you are planning on Aikido
being a part of your life, try to build your schedule around that time.
Reminder: Aikido is not a casual sport, you must make a commitment to
practicing at least twice a week.
I am going to be studying in Santiago, Chile (and hopefully practicing Aikido)
next year. Thus, James McNeil agreed to take over as President. I don't want
to be a tyrant, therefore, if anyone has any other suggestions or nominations
etc. I would be happy to hear them...Also if anyone is willing or eager to help
out with the leadership responsibilities please let me know (Kendall.)
On another, more tangible, note, I went to the seminar last weekend and it
was an incredible learning experience. Practicing for 2 hours with 20+
sweating people, brought Aikido to a whole new level for me. It was a lot of
fun and I hope you all will take advantage of a seminar in the near future. I
also went to watch testing this weekend at the Dojo. It was really cool to
watch the high level tests that involved improvision but just as interesting to
see the 5th kyu tests which were very precise and a lot more nerve racking for
those being tested for the first time.
April 26th is the Spring Fest and we are going to have a table and
hopefully be selling Ben and Jerry's "Peace Pops" or ice cream. If anyone
would like to help with this endevour, we would be grateful.
Thus, I am getting sad thinking about the fact that I will not be able to
continue leading this club next year. I would really like to see it grow and
develop more of a communal/unified feeling. The Wednesday club class could be
a lot more fun and enriching if more people were present...so please try to
include Aikido into your acedemia life next year (it's not too late this year
Enough heckling for the night, see y'all later~