Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I've taken Aikido before. I didn't last very long, but I tried, not cried.
Aikido is a Japanese self-defense and spiritual enlightening form of martial arts. My kids are interested, so they took an intro class tonight. They liked it. Seems like we'll be an Aikido family for a while.
Here are some fun things about Aikido: the place where they have the classes is called the dojo.
That's funny. I'm not sure why. It's just fun to say, I guess.
Here's another thing: they have ROLL-A-THONS to raise money for the dojo. Here's more about the last ROLL-A-THON they had in September:
The Aiki Martial Arts Kids Class will be holding it's 1st Annual ROLL-A-THON. The dojo will be open at 4pm and we will start at 4:30pm and go until around 6:30pm. The parents are encouraged to participate by helping count rolls, cheering on the kids and by helping to make it a fun time for everyone. The kids will be rolling for about 50 minutes in 10 minute intervals and we will be playing games in between. They will be looking to get sponsors by either pledges per roll or flat donations. The ROLL-A-THON will commence with prizes for: Most rolls; Most improved; Best form; Best attitude; etc.... and everyone will get a prize for not hurling. All of this will be followed by a pizza party !
For heaven's sakes. Who knew Aikido would be so much fun?
Looking forward to hanging out at the dojo.