Still Standing and Falling Down

 Classes are back up and running on a semi-regular basis. If you are thinking of trying Aikido or Modern Arnis, reach out and show up to see what it's all about. 


Suenaka Sensei passed away February 8th, 2020. He was 79. He was a husband, father, Air Force veteran, and a life long practitioner of the martial arts. He will be deeply missed. It is his style of Aikido that is practiced in our school.

I have many great memories of the camps I attended and the time I shared in his company.

Just Blend Away

It's sumo, obviously. The lesson is still Aiki.

A New Year

We had a very traditional class last night. The warm-ups and stretches, the full taiso, then Ki exercises, followed by a series of techniques drawn from the 50 basic.

After class, Shihan explained his New Year's resolution is to return to the heart of Aikido, to explore the core techniques and the teachings, and to do it with a sense of gratitude and appreciation for all the gifts the art offers.

If you were ever thinking of joining a Aikido dojo, now would be the time, and the Academy of Aikido of Arnis in Farmville, N.C. would be the place.

I hope to see you on the mat. It's going to be a special year.