(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
Congratulations to Jessica Gaffney on her successful shodan test at Yudansha Kai/Spring Camp in Roswell, Georgia in May.
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.