News, Information, and Ramblings

Shodan Testing – 10/5/2016

Congratulations to TG Ayers and Todd Marlowe – both were awarded the rank of shodan on November 5, 2016! Aikido training is truly a marathon, not a sprint, as proven by these gentlemen. Though training for both was interrupted by injuries and work, Todd and TG persevered […]

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Seminar Photos

On Oct 4th Roanoke Budo Kai was honored to host a seminar with Sorrentino Sensei.  It is safe to say that a great time was had by all. As with all seminars, there is a lot of information to process, but those who have trained with Sorrentino […]

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Masakatsu Agatsu

Masakatsu Agatsu

Masakatsu Agatsu – Morihei Ueshiba. True victory is victory over one’s self. I believe this challenge is both what attracts people to Aikido and what scares them away. It is easier to challenge and defeat an opponent than one’s self. However, Aikido is cooperative. We train with […]

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Jim Sorrentino Seminar – Oct 4, 2014

Jim Sorrentino Seminar - Oct 4, 2014

Roanoke Budo Kai invites you to attend a Seminar with Jim Sorrentino Sensei, 5th Dan October 4, 2014 9:30am – 12:30pm Roanoke Budo Kai Green Ridge Recreation Center 7415 Wood Haven Rd Roanoke, VA 24019 Roanoke Budo Kai is an independent dojo that welcomes aikidoka of any […]

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The Beauty of Ikkyo

The Beauty of Ikkyo

Check out the amazing screen shot below from the April testing that Chris Lee brought to my attention (blame him for my rambling this time)! As Chris noted to me, its an incredible representation of the stages of an aikido response in kosa tori ikkyo: Forest – […]

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Jim Sorrentino Sensei Seminar – A Great Time For All

Jim Sorrentino Sensei Seminar - A Great Time For All

  A great time was had by all at the Jim Sorrentino Sensei Seminar that Roanoke Budo Kai hosted on October 19, 2013. It was the first seminar our Kai has hosted in quite a while, and it went off spectacularly. While the room was very full, […]

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Jim Sorrentino Seminar – October 19, 2013

Jim Sorrentino Seminar - October 19, 2013

Roanoke Budo Kai invites you to attend a Seminar with Jim Sorrentino Sensei, 5th Dan October 19, 2013 9:30am – 12:30pm Roanoke Budo Kai Green Ridge Recreation Center 7415 Wood Haven Rd Roanoke, VA 24019 Roanoke Budo Kai is an independent dojo that welcomes aikidoka of any […]

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Train in a Joyful Manner

Train in a Joyful Manner

“Always practice Aikido in a vibrant and joyful manner.” – Morihei Ueshiba

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Mike Franke Testing for Black Belt on Nov 2, 2013

Mike Franke Testing for Black Belt on Nov 2, 2013

Mike Franke will be testing for his black belt on November 2, 2013. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our dojo so please plan to attend. As one of our senior aikidoka, Mike is never short of excellent observations and ramblings, be sure to check out […]

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Gasshuku with Tim Sheldon Sensei

Gasshuku with Tim Sheldon Sensei

From Tonya Whitt Sensei: First, a huge THANK YOU to George and Eric who were able to be in class on Saturday and each taught a session! It was great to see you both and we appreciate you making time for it!!!! Next, a huge THANK YOU […]

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