Friday, November 26, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
"Thank you so much for everything you and your team did last night! I've gotten such great feedback and a lot of the girls requested another course in the spring! Everyone had a great time and your whole team is absolutely amazing. Thank you again for everything!!"
Alpha Delta Pi
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Jared Dennis - Brown Belt
Jonathan Wilson - Purple Belt
Tim McNeal - Purple Belt
Jeshua Scott - Purple Belt
Aerial Scott - Purple Belt
Laci Hulon - Blue Belt
Mimi Zimmerman - Blue Belt
Tito Oriz - Yellow Belt
Raymond Horvath - Yellow Belt
Phillip Wilson - Yellow Belt
Gracie Spencer - Purple Stripe
Hayden Butfiloski - Purple Stripe
Philip Spotts - Green Stripe
Brittain Gadsen - Jr Yellow
Micah Jensen - Green Stripe
Tucker Posey - Green Stripe
Ethan Porter - Green Stripe
Trust Williamson - Green Stripe
JJ Rodriquez - Yellow Stripe
Ian Dantzler - Yellow Stripe
Anna Dantzler - Jr Yellow Belt
Maria Postiglione - Blue Stripe
Michael Postiglione - Blue Stripe
Sabrina Allison -Jr Green
Benjamin Carter - Yellow Stripe
Nathaniel Petit - Jr Purple with 1 stripe
Luke Petit - Jr Purple with 1 stripe
Seth Cooper - Jr Purple with 1 stripe
Lanie Williams - Jr Purple with 1 stripe
Evan Hulon - Jr Purple with 1 stripe
James Guertin - Jr Purple with 1 stripe
Robbie Sexton - Jr Purple with 1 stripe
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
".....unless human beings have three arms and three legs, then we will have a different way of fighting. But basically we all have two arms and two legs so that is why I believe there should be only one way of fighting and that is no way."
As I am going in to my 25th year of martial arts, I have spent most of my time studying three grappling arts, namely Nihon Goshin Aikido, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. I have also studied Judo, Kempo and Karate. What I have concluded is all good, practical, street-effective martial arts have more things in-common then different. That brings me to an important point. It is not the type of martial art that is most critical, but it is the effectiveness, experience and professionalism of the martial arts program.
With the re-release of THE KARATE KID, I suspect there will be a surge of interest in the martial arts. I would recommend to youth, parents, and families the following guidelines when looking to enroll in a martial arts program.
1. Call, email or visit 2 to 4 schools.
2. Talk to the owner or chief instructor about monthly tuition, enrollments fees, contracts, etc.
3. Visit the academy and take note of three important things.
a. Does the teaching style of the instructor meet your expectations?
b. Does the learning environment appear safe, positive and professional?
c. Are the techniques practical, realistic and street-effective?
If the dojo meets those three important factors, then it should be a good fit for you and your family.
For more information about our school and programs, visit our website at www.aikidoacademy.com , call us at 803.546.6079 or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
I recently had a student effectively apply the "come-a-long" (or shoulder lock) take down for real. The individual is a police officer and was securing a suspect. He brought the individual down to the ground using a technique from Nihon Goshin Aikido, controlled him and placed him under arrest. These real life stories are relayed to me often by law enforcement professionals. They are on the front lines when it comes to hand to hand combat. Be confident in what you are learning in Nihon Goshin Aikido. Work hard, train often, strive for perfection and if you ever have to act the technique will be there.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
We had a packed academy for our January 25th and 26th belt promotions. Eighteen students were promoted during the last two days. Each student has shown great skill, perseverance and character on the road to earning their new ranks. I am especially proud of the entire student body and the honor in which training is being conducted. I want to extend a sincere congratulations to the following students who were recently promoted in the art of Nihon Goshin Aikido.
Junior Green Belt
Little Samurai Blue Stripe
Again, wonderful job and keep up the good work.
Friday, January 1, 2010
I have personally accomplished much in my continuing education in the Martial Arts and appreciate all my students, teachers, training partners and mentors. I look forward to learning all I can in the new year. You all help me in my personal journey. I can't thank you enough. I look forward to 2010 and the next decade to come. I see many great things in the future of our academy.
See you on the mats,
Sensei John Carter