(you do not have to be affiliated with UNCW to train with the club)
Richard Price, Senior Instructor
North 3rd Street
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Chad Lanier, Instructor
3723 Sondey Rd.
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
John Lothes, Instructor
Suite 109, Government Center Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403
On March 22, 2014 the UNCW Aikido Club / CFAA will be traveling to NC State for their annual friendship seminar. The day will consists of aikido instruction from 3 different university club instructors. Lothes Sensei will be one of those three guest instructors. It is a one day event where the club usually car pools up together and back. We also have a group dinner at a local watering hole where get to hang out and share aikido stories before making the trip back home. Since this is a fund raiser for the 3 different aikido clubs a $20 donation is appreciated for the seminar.
FYI: We will probably cancel classes on Saturday for this event.
Lanier Sensei earned Sandan rank at a test during the Kure Beach Aikido Seminar held September 13-15 in Carolina Beach. A couple of weeks later, he became a father (again!). Congratulations Lanier Sensei, on both milestones!
The Aikido World Alliance, our association's parent organization, has been officially recognized by Hombu Dojo. Hombu Dojo, located in Tokyo, Japan, is the world headquarters for aikido. It is also the dojo where O'Sensei taught until his death in 1969. This is a major recognition for the AWA. It also means that we can train at Hombu Dojo should we find ourselves in Tokyo! Congratulations to everyone in the AWA for this honor.