“The body should be triangular, the mind circular. The triangle represents the generation of energy and is the most stable physical posture. The circle symbolizes serenity and perfection, the source of unlimited techniques. The square stands for solidity, the basis of applied control. ”
- O Sensei
Here is Aldo Quezada and Nancy Vayhinger’s nidan exam, taken at our spring seminar at the Western Aikido Association’s dojo, Sofia University, Palo Alto CA, 4/19/2015. Congratulations again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wbot_r8iBURead more
Naomi Cornman, daughter of Sensei Robert Cornman has written an article in the Peninsula Press about Aikido. The video in the article features Robert Frager Shihan, 7th dan, her father, Rorbert Cornman Sensei, 6th dan, and Robert Noha Sensei, 6th dan. http://peninsulapress.com/2015/04/21/aikido-japanese-martial-art/Read more
The Western Aikido Association Spring Seminar will be taking place on April 18th and 19th, 2015. We will not be having any classes on that saturday. Please view the flyer for location, fees and teachers. We hope to see you there!Read more
Although Jean Maggrett does not practice Aikido anymore, she frequently sits on our testing boards. Into her 80s, Jean has practiced Aikido for more than 30 years. She is a student of Bob Nadeau, and a contemporary of our Sensei, Bob Noha. We have had the wonderful benefit of her perspective and guidance when she sits on our testing board. She is enthusiastic and encouraging to all who practice our art and is an advocate for the benefits that Aikido can bring you off the mat. The story presented in this post is Jean’s, published with permission from her on our blog. we are honored to be able to share this touching and poignant story. Dire Straights – Jean Maggrett From the time we were born, my brother Bill and I spent our summer holidays at a cottage built by our grandparents ...Read 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.