Aikido Center of Jacksonville
Dojo Newsletter November 2009

New Students
We're happy to welcome Matthew and Steve to the school this month.  Train hard and have fun!

Student Referrals
Yes, we are still offering our new student promotion.  In a nutshell, the promotion can help you save money while also growing the school.

Here's how it works: For every new student you refer, we will credit your tuition by the amount of the new student's first tuition payment, up to your monthly rate.  Our promotion applies to both adults and children (including family members), and can be combined with our family and quarterly payment plan discounts.

December Tuition Due
Monthly tuition for December is now due.  If you have not already paid, please pay online or bring your payment to class before Friday, December 4.  Thank you.


Brevard Aikikai Seminar
This Saturday, December 5, Brevard Aikikai will host their Christmas seminar.  Lane Sensei will teach, along with guest instructors Richard Wagener of Palm Beach Aikikai, Eliot Rifkin of Miami Aikikai, and our very own Dee Seabolt.  Please let Sensei or Jerry know if you plan to attend.

Christmas Social
Sensei is planning an informal Christmas social for adults after open mat on Friday, December 11.  Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 9, if you plan on dropping by.

New Years Cleansing ClassClass Picture
Keeping with tradition, on Saturday, January 2, our cleansing class will be held at 4 p.m.  Rather than talk about cleansing class, (you know, the first rule of Fight Club), we thought you first-timers should approach cleansing class with an open mind (and, hopefully, an empty stomach.)  Here are a few pictures from our 2009 misogi class.  Sensei hopes everyone can attend.  It really is the perfect way to start the new year.Cleansing Class Party

The party following class will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Please RSVP if you plan on participating, and let us know what dish you would like to bring.  And for you old-timers, remember the rule: do not talk about cleansing class!

Kyu Tests
Our next test date is Saturday, January 9, for both adults and children.  If you missed the last test, or have now accumulated the hours for your next rank, please let Sensei or Jerry know so we can check on your progress.

As always, Friday open mat is the best time to work on test techniques, outside of class.