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On March 9th, from 11:30am to 1:00pm we will be hosting a free seminar. The workshop will share the basics of Shotokan Style Karate. It will include practice of both basics and kata. Roger Hamilton is a master teacher of Shotokan with decades of experience in several martial arts, a tournmanet champion and promoter. He is also the author of an autobiography called Never Quit. The web site address is http://www.hamiltonkarate.com/. His school, Hamilton Martial Arts Academy is located at 1441 E. Leland Rd. Pittsburgh, CA Please come join us!Read more
Aikido of Petaluma will be conducting kyu tests for two members of our school on Saturday, February 16th 2013 starting at 11:30. We will have an abbreviated class session and then start our testing for our 4th and 1st kyu candidates. Come join us and support our testing students.Read more
Sensei Noha has written a wonderful review of the book “Aikido: My Spiritual Journey” by the late Gozo Shioda Sensei. Here is a link to the review: http://blog.aikidojournal.com/2013/01/29/review-of-aikido-my-spiritual-journey-by-gozo-shioda-by-robert-noha/Read more
Aikido of Petaluma is very happy to announce the promotion of Sensei Robert Noha to 6th (roku) dan. Sensei Noha was promoted based on the recommendation of Robert Frager Shihan (7th dan) and the late Hiroshi Kato Shihan (8th dan). This promotion reflects 47 years of involvement in the art of Aikido. Sensei received his 5th dan in the year 2000 awarded by Robert Nadeau Shihan. In addition to Aikido, Sensei teaches the yang style short form T’ai Chi and has a background in Judo, Kenpo Karate, Pa Kua Chang, Hsing-I and western boxing. You can read more about Sensei Noha on our web page here: http://www.aikidopetaluma.com/our-sensei/ Please join us in our congratulations of Sensei Noha!Read more
Human beings are a combination of the divine, hidden, and manifest aspects of existence. If you do not realize this, no matter how much time you spend chasing after other things you will never understand. The Heart of Aikido by Morihei Ueshiba. Compiled and Translated by John Stevens. Chapter 4Read more
Aikido of Petaluma has been offering gentle martial and energy arts for the pressures of daily life since 1983. Our training emphasizes personal growth and development within the medium of a martial art. Our instructors offer a supportive, joyful and diverse training environment.Beginners are welcome and encouraged to observe and participate in any of our classes.
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The founder of Aikido passed on this day in 1969. He was an amazing man and continues to touch lives through his written teaching, films, pictures, direct students and his student's students. He would some times talk about spirituality and Shinto cosmology..
Public Service Announcement: We will not be having class on Saturday, June 1. We will be participating at a seminar with Robert Frager Sensei in Palo Alto. We will post more information about the seminar shortly if you anyone is interested in participating...
Robert Noha Sensei has written another in depth review on the book "Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts" by David A. Hall. Please follow the link from the Aikido Journal article below.
Our class with Sensei Hamilton
We had a really great seminar today with Sensei Noha's friend from Pittsburg, CA, Sensei Roger Hamilton. Sensei Hamilton gave us an introductory lesson on the basics of Shotokan Karate. Here is a picture of Sensei Hamilton with our teacher, Sensei Bob..