February 2019 Newsletter from BKA

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Birth of the One Dojo

One-Dojo-Exterior-signageThis year marks the 20th year of the rebirth of the Boulder dojo of Rocky Mountain Ki Society. Since those early days in 1999, we have been visualizing a multi-disciplinary space where people practice a variety of arts centered around oneness, connection, and community—a much needed respite from our fast-paced, busy world.

Today, our new home at the One Dojo on 3005 Sterling Circle is the new beginning of that mindful community. Our intention is for the benefits of the meditative, interpersonal relationship practice, and graceful movements we are experiencing at Boulder Ki Aikido to resonate and attract a larger group of people—people who are seeing the separation and selfishness in the world, who want a new light, a new direction. Read more…


BKA Community Comes Together with Google Groups

In an effort to keep our BKA community together and for members to communicate with the whole group, to share ideas/insights, post questions/comments, seek assistance, and stay connected, we have set up a Boulder Ki Aikido Community in Google Groups.


Vote for Boulder Ki Aikido in CU & Boulder’s Best

We need your help! Voting for the 2019 CU & Boulder’s Best by Colorado Daily is in full swing. Voting ends February 28th.

We have a huge heart and a big vision. We imagine a world where people have access to an inner sense of centeredness, calmness and connection to the Universe, which they can tap into when faced with challenging situations. This is possible—one human being at a time—but only through practice and perseverance.

Please share this link with anyone else you know who loves everything Boulder Ki Aikido represents and would be willing to help us win this award: http://bit.ly/CUBest2019

All of us at BKA sincerely thank you for your time, energy and support!

Vote for CU & Boulder's Best


2018 Peace Samurai
Ki Aikido Boulder Summer Camp for Kids


FOUR WEEKS OF CAMP FOR SUMMER 2018!

Save the dates for now. More info coming soon:

June 3 – 7 | Open to ages 6-9
June 16 – 22 | Open to ages 9-12
July 14 – 20 | Open to ages 9-12
July 29 – Aug 2 | Open to ages 10-15 yrs old

Monday – Friday | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to children with or without any prior Ki Aikido experience.
Only 12 spots in each camp.

peace samurai boulder summer campThis summer, let your children immerse themselves in a safe, fun-filled and constructive week of outdoor ki games, ki aikido drills, Japanese Yoga, Samurai weapons arts, ki principles, story time and more. Each camp will culminate with a brief performed by the children, in front of a live audience of children’s families and other guests. Camps meet outdoors at a neighborhood park, weather permitting.

Let your children experience a martial art that cultivates healthy, effective, peaceful ways of dealing with adversity, conflict and aggression. Invite them to play with other children and Villacorta Sensei as they explore peacetime samurai virtues of respect, courage, honesty, compassion, and justice at the Peace Samurai™ Boulder Summer Camps.

 


BKA Rates Increase, Beginning March 15, 2019

To ensure we have a successful new beginning at the One Dojo, we will be raising our rates starting March 15, 2019. We have not increased rates in more than 15 years and now need to meet the rising real estate costs in Boulder!

See the new rates here
You may sign up for existing long-term plans now, to save in the coming months.

This rate increase is necessary for us to maintain a healthy, sustainable space in which the One Dojo community can flourish. Prices are competitive with the Boulder market and are scaled to encourage larger families to bring multiple members to practice in our dojo community.

Some of the major highlights are as follows:
  1. The average rate increase is ~ 20%:
    • from $75 to $90 for 1X per week
    • from $125 to $145 for 2X per week for Children’s classes
    • from $100 to $120 for up to 5 hours of adults classes (which includes any combination of four M & W teens, all-levels, or advanced classes; and one all-levels Saturday class).
    • Any adult participating in all 7 adult classes will need to move up to the new $150 per month unlimited class rate.
  2. Parents are encouraged to participate in their children’s classes. The price for parents will be at a savings of 50% of the full children’s class rates.
  3. Rates are scaled to provide savings for multiple children in one family and encourage total family participation.
  4. Long-Term PRE-PAID discounts will be available to everyone, as follows:
    • 3-Month Pre-Paid DISCOUNT | Save 10% Discounts
    • 6-Month Pre-Paid DISCOUNT | Save 12% Discounts
    • 12-Month Pre-Paid DISCOUNT | Save 15%
  5. Additional members of the same household can save 40%. This savings will also apply to parents who want to start training in adults classes.
  6. The total family maximum will go up from $200 to $250.

If the rate increase is cost-prohibitive for you and need to apply for financial hardship, please let us know by replying to this email. Financial hardship applications will need to be processed annually.


Denver Aikido Summit, March 9, 2019

You’re cordially invited to the 19th Annual Denver Aikido Summit. Abel Villacorta Sensei will teach Ki Aikido and represent Rocky Mountain Ki Society.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Esteemed instructors from six Aikido schools of various lineages throughout Colorado will come together for one full day of training. Join fellow aikidoka for this fun event to celebrate friendship, respect for one another, and unity. Anyone 4th kyu or higher is encouraged to attend this vigorous day of training.
Schedule of Instructors
Mike Jones Sensei – Roaring Fork Aikikai
Steve Shaw Sensei – Aikikai Tanshinjuku
Seiji Tanaka Sensei – Hyland Hills Tomiki Aikido
Abel Villacorta Sensei – Boulder Ki Aikido
Edgar Johansson Sensei – Denver Aikikai
Tres Hofmeister Sensei – Boulder Aikikai
Price
$85 | $90 at the door
Pre-registration includes a T-shirt. Shirts not guaranteed for walk-in registrants.
Please bring your weapons.
To REGISTER or for more info visit the Denver Aikikai website.
The Denver Buddhist Temple is located at 1947 Lawrence (corner of 20th & Lawrence).


Kashiwaya Sensei Seminar, March 28-30, 2019

It is with great fanfare that we invite the Aikido community to take part in Rocky Mountain Ki Society’s Spring 2018 Ki Aikido Seminar with our Chief Instructor, Kashiwaya Sensei, 8th degree black belt. Join RMKS and Kashiwaya Sensei, who will be visiting us all the way from Seattle, Washington, to teach seminar sessions for both children and adults.

As Chief Instructor and founder of Midland Ki Federation (MKF), our umbrella organization—comprised of more than 25 dojo’s across the USA, Canada and Brazil—Kashiwaya Sensei is one of the few full-time Aikido professionals in the United States. He has practiced for more than 45 years and taught thousands of students for more than 40 years. A major emphasis in his teaching is the development of the next generation of instructors and leaders for Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido Kai in Japan.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to train with one of the most gifted Ki Aikido teachers and practitioners in the world today!

Registration information will be forthcoming. Put it on your calendar.


Sensible Self Defense Workshop

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
6:00-9:00pm
Hosted by Boulder Ki Aikido in their new location at the One Dojo, 3005 Sterling Circle, Ste. 150, Boulder, CO 80301.

Workshop Description

Learn how to avoid physical attacks before they start. This 3-hour practical Self-Defense Workshop focuses on key aspects of being self-aware, centering, assessing the situation and responding accordingly to maintain safety. We will cover various common scenarios, including defending against grabs from behind, strikes, and other attacks, and practice self defense for you and your family. Open to all teens and adults, regardless of physical ability.
Class will be taught by 8th Degree Black Belt in Mind Body Unified Aikido, Koichi Kashiwaya Sensei, and assisted by members of the Boulder Ki Aikido dojo. We will have a 10-minute break. Please bring a water bottle and wear loose comfortable clothing or a uniform that allows freedom of movement.
Cost: $75
Discounts available for multiple family members.
Registration information will be forthcoming. Put it on your calendar.


2019 BKA & Japan Ki Dues are Due on March 31, 2019

About Membership Dues

One of the great things about training at Boulder Ki Aikido is that we are part of a worldwide organization made up of thousands of practitioners.

  • Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido Kai annual membership dues are used by our international, umbrella organization in Japan to keep registration, testing and membership information.
  • Boulder Ki Aikido yearly membership dues are used to cover operating expenses for our small BKA organization.

Who Pays Membership Dues?

  • All adults and children who currently participate in Boulder Ki Aikido classes in 2019.

What is the cost for membership?

A.  If the participant is over the age of 12, choose from one of the 2 options below:

  1. If the participant has never tested AND does not plan to test for any rank this year, then the cost is:
    $30 each – BKA ADULT Membership. (The $30 adult fee is primarily for parents who are only attending the parent-child class).
  2. If the participant has previously tested for Ki Aikido and/or Ki Development rank advancement and plans to continue, then the cost is:
    $90 each – FULL ADULT SHIN SHIN TOITSU AIKIDO KAI and BKA Membership
B.  If the participant is 12 or under, regardless of whether he or she has tested, then the cost is:
  • $10 each – BKA Membership ONLY

What is the deadline for payment?

  • Payments are needed no later than 31 March 2018
  • Your account will be billed according to the details above via the Zen Planner member app

You can log in to your account HERE, then click on My Profile, then Pay My Bills. You’ll see the Annual Membership amount that is due for you and/or your child(ren).

You can also pay by cash or write us a check next time you’re in. In the memo area, write “BKA membership” and the name of the BKA member(s).

Please reply to this email if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support of our dojo!


Spring Creek Fest Demo Performance, Sat. May 25, 2019

On behalf of Boulder Ki Aikido, I would like to personally invite you to a special Ki Aikido demonstration several children and adult students of BKA will be putting on at the Boulder Creek Festival.

Mark your calendars for this fun event. We’ll be preparing students of all ages to be ready for this live performance!


Shinichi Tohei Sensei 2019 USA National Seminar

June 27 – 30th, 2019

Northern California Ki Society is honored to host Shinichi Tohei Sensei, President and Chief Instructor of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido Kai (Headquarters of Mind-Body Unified Aikido). Tohei Sensei will be teaching a special summer seminar at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas.

June 27 (Instructors Only)
June 28 – 30th, 2019 (General)
UNLV campus

Open to all Ki Society Members
The 2019 USA National Seminar will be led by Shinichi Tohei Sensei, President of Shinshin Toitsu Aikidokai and son of Koichi Tohei SoshuAll participants must be members of Ki Society and have permission from their Chief Instructor to attend.

For registration and additional information, visit the Shinichi Tohei Sensei 2019 USA National Seminar page, on the Northern California Ki Society website.

 

Yuen Method Workshop – Monday, November 7th, 5:45 – 6:30 pm, at BKA Dojo


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YOU’RE INVITED

Workshop is FREE for current BKA students.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: A $5-10 donation for non-Ki Aikido students is suggested.

RSVP to reserve your spot today!

  


EXPERIENCE & LEARN:  The Yuen Method  | Energetic Ki Healing | Vibrational Ki Fitness

At this workshop, you will:

  • Experience peace, neutrality, relaxation as a result of instant releases of negative thoughts, emotions, stress, tension, and more…
  • Energize your mind, body, cells & systems, in-turn healing your body of pain & dis-ease
  • Use Vibrational Fitness Bars to activate internal and external fitness
  • Learn & understand the basics of how to apply the Yuen Method in your life for Health, Fitness, Relationship, Prosperity & more…

ABOUT THE YUEN METHOD

The Yuen Method teaches us to energetically identify underlying weaknesses (root causes) of our issues, ailments and challenges. And then, to change those weaknesses to strengths with a focus on the midline, or connecting to (KI, QI, CHI) which in turn release or eliminate our issues, ailments or challenges.

The Yuen Method is the result of ancient Chinese Shaolin temple energy-harnessing methods, combined with the knowledge that anatomy, physiology, structural analysis, energetic techniques, quantum physics, Qi and Shen Gong collectively offer. The method was created by Dr. Kam Yuen, as a result of his lifelong study and experience with martial arts, nutritional therapy, homeopathy and in-depth experience as both a structural engineer and doctor of chiropractic.


YUEN METHOD VIBRATIONAL FITNESS

Yuen Method Vibrational Fitness was engineered and implemented by Dr. Kam Yuen, D.C., Grandmaster of Shaolin Kung Fu and Aerospace Engineer to increase physical intelligence to maximize physical functions, physical performance, reduction of body weight, aging appearance, and quality of life as you age and to increase life expectancy.

You can have a healthier, more fit and rejuvenated body in just a few minutes using the Yuen Method Fitness Bar. As you shake the Yuen Method Fitness Bar, it creates a vibration throughout your entire body, deleting pain, stress, fatigue, fat, improving muscle strength, stimulating bone growth, increasing circulation of the blood and lymph and radically vibrating all your cells, molecules, atoms and quantum particles, all the way up and down your body structure so that you vibrate with greatly increased vitality.

We are made up of literally nothing more than vibrating energy. Humans are made of cells, which are made of atoms, which are made of particles, and those so-called particles are actually just vibrating energy. This should help you understand why VIBRATIONAL FITNESS is so important, not only to our body, mind and spirit, but to everything in the Universe.


TAI NJIO

tai njio photoTai Njio (Alexander Shanti’s Aunti/Mom) will introduce and facilitate the Yuen Method and Vibrational Fitness.

Trained and Certified by Dr. Kam Yuen, in 2003, Tai Njio has since then facilitated amazing shifts in over 2800 individuals internationally with the Yuen Method. She has taught Dr. Kam Yuen’s work in the US and Canada, leading over 75 classes and seminars.

Tai is now re-introducing his work locally as she knows it is the fastest and most effective way to shift out of the negative, be strengthened to support what you want, and to keep mind, body and spirit balanced throughout your day.

Please check Tai’s website for more useful information and opportunities to try the Yuen Method, if you are not able to make it on Monday, November 7th.  | www.TaiNjio.com


KAM YUEN, D.C., Grandmaster of Shaolin Kung Fu

Dr. Kam Yuen is the founder of Shaolin West International and is a 35th generation Shaolin Master, a present day equivalent of the ancient martial arts and healing master. He is “Grasshopper”, and was David Carradine’s master, and coordinator of the Kung Fu series.

  

 

 


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27 April 2015 BKA Community Newsletter

April was full of exciting ki aikido events. We started the month with a well-attended 15th Annual Aikido Summit Denver. Villacorta Sensei represented Rocky Mountain Ki Society and led more than 70 enthusiastic Colorado aikidoka at this popular aikido friendship seminar.

We followed this up with a Ki Aikido Demonstration at CU Boulder’s International Festival, where BKA families, students and instructors, ages 6-60, got a chance to perform their arts in front of thousands of iFest attendees. We even got to sing Satya, who turned 6 that day, a “Happy Birthday” on stage!

We start out this week with our Spring Children’s Test. Nearly 20 children from BKA have been practicing diligently for months to prepare for this rank advancement opportunity. Congratulations to them (and their parents) for their dedication and hard work! Please come and support them! Especially if you have children of your own or have been considering coming to class for a while, this is a great opportunity to see what young children can accomplish through continued practice at BKA.

In this issue…
{ This one’s chock-full of content so be sure to skim through it. }

  • Children’s Ki Aikido Test Wed. 29 April
  • Class w/Nabel Sensei Wed. 29 April
  • Intense Ki Training Sat. 2 May
  • First Wednesday Social 6 May
  • All Dojo Gathering Sat. 9 May
  • Adult Ki Aikido Test Mon. 11 May
  • Kashiwaya Sensei Seminar 15-17 May
  • BKA Demo at Boulder Creek Festival Sun. 24 May
  • Bolder Boulder Bandit Patrol Mon. 25 May
  • Peace Samurai SUMMER Day Camps REGISTER NOW!
  • Japanese Yoga Class
  • New! Four for Forty for New Students
  • Review BKA on Google and/or FB

Children’s Test & Special Class with Nabel Sensei


Wednesday, April 29th

Children’s Testing – 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Testing Celebration at Pica’s
Immediately after the tests

Adult All-Levels Classes – 5:50 – 7:50 pm

Ki Development Class – 5:50 – 6:30 pm
Ki Aikido Class – 6:35 – 7:50 pm

Derek Nabel Sensei, 4th dan in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido and Chuden in Ki Development, will be coming to BKA for two special events:

Children’s Testing – 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Nabel Sensei will oversee tests for approximately 20 children in our Child-Parent classes who have been diligently practicing since last November. This is a rare and fun opportunity for BKA children to “perform with confidence” in front of their peers, parents and guests, as they advance to their next belt level. We hope you can carve out the time to join us as we support and delight in the performances of the children at BKA.

NOTE to parents of children testing:
  • Please join your children on the mat, bring a meditation cushion or similar and help keep them focused and still during the hour-long performance.
  • There is a $25 fee payable before the test (You can pay here – just add a note with the name of the student).
  • Villacorta Sensei and families will be going out to celebrate at Pica’s Mexican Taqueria on Arapahoe and 54th, immediately following the test.
Adult All-Levels Classes – 5:50 – 7:50 pm

Nabel Sensei will lead Ki Development and Ki Aikido classes for students ages 13 and up. These are open to all levels and will be held on the same evening, directly following the children’s tests. Join BKA as we enjoy Nabel Sensei’s energy and Ki Aikido insights this Wednesday.


Intense Ki Training in Westminster

{ followed by great Ki Aikido class with Lance McClure Sensei }

Saturday, May 2nd – 7:00 – 8:00 amsokushin_pic2

Sokushin no Gyo (aka Bell Misogi) is an extremely active form of meditation. It involves the continuous ringing of a bell, combined with powerful breath exhalation. Diligent practice of Sokushin no Gyo is useful to develop deep understanding of unification of mind and body, breath and maintaining a positive mind (plus-Ki). Come experience this vigorous form of meditation, led by senior instructors at RMKS Westminster. Contact us if you are interested. A $10 donation to RMKS is highly encouraged.

BONUS CLASS – 8:00 – 9:00am

Directly following Ki training, Lance McClure Sensei leads a lively Ki Aikido class for students ages 13 and up! Click here for directions.


First Wednesday Social


May 6th, 8pm
Meet at BKA dojo

Join us for some food and drinks after Adults All-Levels Ki Aikido class as we celebrate life. All BKA members, active or inactive, are welcome!


All Dojo Gathering


Saturday, May 9thbka martial arts dojo gathering – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

The Van Alstynes have graciously offered to host Boulder Ki Aikido students and their families in their home for our next all-dojo gathering.

We’ll be celebrating spring and friendship! If the weather is nice we’ll run around outside and play, and if not, we’ll figure out plans for indoor fun. Please bring some food and beverages to share. Looking forward to gathering and playing together! All BKA members, active or inactive, are welcome!

Where:
The Van Alstynes (contact us for directions)


Ki Aikido Testing for 5th Kyus


Monday, May 11th – 6:35 – 8:00 pm

Several of our newest students have been preparing for their first degree white belt tests and they are ready for their first performance. Smith Sensei will be coming down from the Fort to administer this test. Come support your fellow aikidoka for this once in a lifetime experience.


Kashiwaya Sensei Spring Seminar

(open to children and adults)


kashiwaya senseiFriday Eve., May 15th
to Sunday, May 17th

Special Class for
Children & Parents of BKA:

Friday, May 15th, 5-6pm

It is with great enthusiasm and fanfare that we announce Kashiwaya Sensei’s Spring Seminar in Colorado. As Chief Instructor and founder of Midland Ki Federation (MKF), our umbrella organization—comprised of 27 dojo’s across the USA, Canada and Brazil—Kashiwaya Sensei is one of the few full-time Aikido professionals in the United States. A major emphasis in his teaching is the development of the next generation of instructors and leaders for MKF and for Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido Kai in Japan. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to train with one of the most gifted Ki Aikido teachers and practitioners in the world today.

For registration information and more info, click here.


Ki Aikido Demo at Boulder Creek Festival


Sunday, May 24th – 5:00-5:30 pm

At the Community Stage (click for map/directions)

BKA students of all ages and ranks will be performing Ki Aikido arts at one of Boulder’ largest festivals. Let us know if you want to participate in the demo or if you’d like to come support us in some way.

The Boulder Creek Festival is free to the public and features something for everyone. Hundreds of vendors showcase everything from community arts and crafts to healthier alternatives and technology. The festival also features carnival rides, food and beverage vendors, and a rubber duck race down the creek! Join us over Memorial Day Weekend 2015 for the 28th Annual Boulder Creek Festival!


Sign Up now for the Bolder Boulder Bandit Patrol


Monday, May 25th – 6:00 am – 12:00 noon

Volunteer for the Bolder Boulder Bandit Patrol this Memorial Day and have a blast while supporting Rocky Mountain Ki Society, our Colorado umbrella martial arts dojo organization!

What could be more fun?! Wear an official Bolder Boulder “SECURITY” t-shirt, get free bagels, donuts and coffee, free lunch, and watch more than 50,000 people run in this world-renowned race and Boulder community event!

The Ki Aikido Bandit Patrol sets up at the top of Folsom Hill right near the end of race as it enters the stadium. Our main job is to make sure all the runners have their bib numbers showing as they enter the stadium. No bib, no entry. It’s that simple.

Boulder Ki Aikido and our sister Colorado Ki Aikido dojos have been volunteering for the Bolder Boulder Stadium Bandit Patrol for several years now. It’s a great way to support the community AND a great way to spend time with old and new ki aikido friends. You must be at least 15 years old to be part of the Bandit Patrol.

We hope you can join us and support this annual fund-raiser, fun raising Colorado Ki Aikido tradition! You can register here now. Make sure you select the Rocky Mountain Ki Society option under “Which group are you with?” pull-down menu.


Register for Peace Samurai SUMMER Camps!


Hurry! Camps are filling up. Sign up here.

Session I — June 1-5
Session 2 — June 8-12
Session 3 — June 15-19
Session 4 — June 22-26

9am – 1pm, Monday-Friday. Open to children with or without any prior Ki Aikido experience, ages 6-12.

Sign up here before the camps fill up!


Review us on GOOGLE + FACEBOOK!


Please take a moment to write a BRIEF REVIEW of Boulder Ki Aikido on Google or Facebook?

Google+ Reviews (click here)
Facebook Reviews (click here)

A sincere THANKS IN ADVANCE for your time and genuine words.

17 March 2015 BKA Community Newsletter


Only a few spots left for Spring Day Camps!


The Peace Samurai Ki Aikido Spring Camps are filling up. Don’t miss out on the chance for your children to learn to deal calmly and courageously with challenging situations! Sign up now!

I. Peace Samurai Children’s Ki Aikido Spring Camps

March 23, 25 and 27 (M/W/F) | 9 am – Noon
Open to children ages 6-12.

Drop off the kids for a safe, fun and constructive week of ki games, ki aikido drills, taigi arts, Samurai weapons arts, ki principles, story time and more. Classes will be taught by Villacorta Sensei, 3rd degree black belt in Shin Shin toitsu Aikido, Chuden in Ki Development.
Click here for more info.
Price: $120. SIGN UP NOW!

II. Peacemaking with Mind & Body

a Spring Break Camp/Workshop
March 24, 26 (T/TH) | 9am-noon
Open to ages 7 – 77! Families encouraged.

Come play with us right through the territory of conflict resolution. Learn how to turn conflict into your friend and engage with it in healthy, productive ways. Based on Ki Aikido principles. Taught by Merlyn Holmes and her son Landryk.
Price: $80. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

Save $20 if you register for camp sessions I and II.


Third Wednesday Social


March 18th, 8pm
Location TBD

Join us for some food and drinks after Adults All-Levels Ki Aikido class this Wednesday, as we celebrate the promotion of our newest 4th kyu students who tested earlier this month!Meet at BKA first! All BKA members, active or inactive, are welcome!


Vernal Equinox BKA All-Dojo Community Gathering


Saturday, March 21
1:00 – 4:00 pm

The Finn family has graciously offered to host Boulder Ki Aikido students and their families in their home for our next all-dojo gathering.We’ll be celebrating the Vernal Equinox!

If the weather is nice we’ll run around outside or play down at the creek, and if not, we’ll figure out plans for indoor fun.Please bring some food and beverages to share. Looking forward to gathering and playing together! All BKA members, active or inactive, are welcome!

Where:
The Finns Residence
Contact BKA for address and directions
(between Gunbarrel and Niwot just north of IBM and Coot Lake)

Villacorta Sensei Teaches at Aikido Summit


Saturday, April 4th
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Denver Buddhist Temple

Boulder Ki Aikido is excited to announce the participation of Villacorta Sensei to teach Ki Aikido on behalf of RMKS at the 15th annual Aikido Summit.

On Saturday, April 4, 2015, esteemed instructors from 6 aikido schools of various lineages will come together at the Denver Buddhist Temple for one full day of training.

Join fellow aikidoka for this fun event to celebrate friendship, respect for one another and unity. Anyone 4th kyu or higher is encouraged to attend this vigorous day of training.

Price:
$85* in advance; $90 at the door
*Pre-registration includes a T-shirt (not guaranteed for walk-in registrants).
To REGISTER or for more info visit our new website


Ki Aikido Demonstration at CU Boulder’s International Festival


Saturday, April 11
4:00 – 10:00 pm

Glenn Miller Ballroom
+ UMC 235

Come celebrate a colorful tapestry of cultures from around the world at CU Boulder’s largest student event on campus. iFest 2015 is FREE and open to the public.

BKA will meet at CU-Boulder’sFarrand Field, behind the IMIG Music Building, for some play and socializing, then we’ll head on over to the UMC’s Glenn Miller Ballroom for the International Festival and Boulder Ki Aikido’s demo.

International booths and free food samples available. Exact time of BKA demo to be determined, probably between 4 and 6 p.m.  More details on the Festival:http://www.cu-international-festival.com/


Register for Peace Samurai SUMMER Camps!


Hurry and pre-register before the camps fill up! Through play and ki aikido arts, the Peace Samurai Summer Camps teach children the ethical code of conduct of the samurai warrior class of Japan, including integrity, respect, heroic courage and compassion.

Session I — June 1-5
Session 2 — June 8-12
Session 3 — June 15-19
Session 4 — June 22-26

9am – 1pm, Monday-Friday. Open to children with or without any prior Ki Aikido experience, ages 6-12.

Children will have an excellent time learning Ki Aikido in all its forms and you’ll appreciate that they’ll learn to move well, coordinate mind and body and develop more peaceful ways of dealing with conflict. Student to teacher ratio is 12:1 or less to ensure quality attention and instruction. Register your child now. Camps will fill up fast.

Peace Samurai Camp Daily Activities

  • Ki Games
  • Relaxed Taiso (mind-body focused warm-up)
  • Japanese Yoga (ki stretching)
  • “Peace Samurai” Movement (Hitori Waza – individual exercises)
  • “Peace Samurai” Ki Aikido Arts
  • Snack time (bring your own)
  • “Peace Samurai” Story time
  • Ki Aikido Rolling Drills

Sign up now before the camps fill up!


NEW Japanese Yoga Class at BKA
{Develop Your Inner Power!}


Mondays & Wednesdays
5:50 – 6:30 pm
Do you want to study Ki principles but not in the context of a martial art? Do you want to apply Ki to your personal, school or work life.
This 40-minute, self-empowerment, Japanese Yoga class based on oneness is designed for people of all levels, looking to experience the mind-body benefits of Ki development without the direct experience of Ki Aikido rolls and martial techniques. The class will focus on mind-body unification principles, how to move gracefully, how to connect with oneself and others and how to use Ki principles in daily life.
Course work will include practice of the relaxed taiso, hitori waza exercises, Ki testing, Ki exploration partner exercises, Ki breathing and Ki meditation. Participants may wear regular, comfortable clothes for this class (traditional Ki Aikido uniform is not required). Students will not be required to sit seiza (on their knees) during the class. Please pass this on to someone who may be interested in only Ki training!

NEW INTRO OFFER! Please Pass the Savings
Four Weeks of Classes for Just $40


Four weeks for $40 Intro OfferFor new students to more easily grasp the tip of the iceberg in ki aikido, we’ve developed this Four for $40 starter program. Try up to 8 sessions in a row (Mondays & Wednesdays), within any 4-week period for only $40.

Open to any new student who has never taken Ki Aikido before. As always, new students will get the special, personalized attention and support of our Assistant Instructors. Click here to purchase this as a gift for someone.


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