Student Resources

Testing Information

  • Testing requests and requirement compliance are the responsibility of each student.

  • Testing is usually on the last Saturday of April and October.

  • Testing decisions are at the sole discretion of Sensei.


Roanoke Budo Kai mailing list – This Group allows you access to class handouts, pictures, books/ supply lists, etc and you will also receive all class related e-mails. Simply use the web address below to create a Google account if you do have not one and request membership (you may set up one Google account to access both RBK Google Groups – the e-mail you list in your account is where you will receive any posted info). You may post class related info here.

Recommended Reading

Mikeidomo Blog by one of our yudansha Mike Franke.

Aikido Online Journal Great reading – Aikido Journal

Aikiweb Discussions and seminar/ dojo search tools. /

Aikido24 Gear/ accessories (merged with BuJin Design)

Neighboring Dojos

Kodokan Aikido in Blacksburg, VA. Friends and local training partners.

Aikido of Northern Virginia Very active dojo, Chief Instructor Jim Sorrentino Sensei, Godan.

Bryan Park Aikido Richmond, VA area. Dojo Cho Tim Sheldon Sensei, Godan.