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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Aikido - Rollin' with Chubby Mommy

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.


Rex said...

Rex: I'm Rex, founder of the Rex Kwan Do self-defense system! After one week with me in my dojo, you'll be prepared to defend yourself with the STRENGTH of a grizzly, the reflexes of a PUMA, and the wisdom of a man.

Rex said...

Deby said...

I used to belong to a Karate dojo in San Diego. I am a mere orange belt, but Katya is a blue/green.

I can't wait until the day that I have the time and money to return to the dojo. I was the happiest after one of those grueling workouts. And sparing really takes any anxiety you might have and remove it from your system. Those were good times!

Miss Julie said...

Oh, Rex. A wise woman once said to me: "Beware the man who wears ridiculous pants."

Rex said...

Rex: Take a look at what I'm wearing, people [in sunglasses and matching American flag pants and bandana]. You think anybody wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I'm wearing these bad boys? Forget about it. Last off, my students will learn about self respect. You think anybody thinks I'm a failure because I go home to Starla at night? [Points at a photo of his wife, a blonde, tan, muscular body-builder] Forget about it!