A very big CONGRATULATIONS to Neil Quigley on the acquisition of his 5th dan – after many years of dedicated training and for being such a strong and essential part of the workings of the dojo: preparations for seminars, caring for injured visitors, collections at the door, instructing, hosting socials, and even accommodating senseis in his home for weekends. So, thank you, Neil, for all your generous and kind assistance over the many years – it has not gone unnoticed
The Aikido Institute of Newfoundland are very proud to announce Sensei Dermot McDonalds promotion to 7th Dan as posted by the Aikikai today, a sincere congrats to Sensei on his New Year promotion! A long and distinguished Aikido journey, well recognized in this manner.
We all feel priviliged to have practiced under Sensei McDonald, and we are sure Sensei Graham Burt would be very proud to see this moment!
The Aikido Institute would like to congratulate Jim Sinnott for being promoted to 5th Dan – Godan.
It requires much practice and great dedication to attain this respected level, and Jim is truly deserving.
We would like to thank Jim for all of his help with club business over the years, and look forward to many more years of sharing this wonderful martial art together.
A few pictures from Thursday’s practice. Great to see everyone on the mats again.
The Aikido Institute would like to congratulate Marcel on successfully passing his grading on Tuesday December 17th, 2019.
Great job Marcel.
The Aikido Institute would like to thank all who helped make the Seminar a great success over this past weekend. There was a great turnout, and I am sure all who practiced appreciate Sensei Claude’s teachings and amazing technical skill.
As well, we would like to congratulate Daniel Sinnot on successfully passing his Shodan Test, and Mark McDonald for Achieving the rank of NiDan (2nd Dan)! Great job guys. Keep up the great practice.
The Aikido Institute is pleased to welcome Sensei Claude Berthiaume (Shihan) on the weekend of April 13, 2019.
We look forward to great weekend of practice, and to see everybody on the mats.
Join the Aikido Insitute on Saturday February 2nd for a local weapons seminar:
Image courtesy of Colette Phillips.
We have finally got the opportunity to upload some pictures from the local seminar hosted on February 24, 2018.
Please click on the pictures below to take a look through the gallery: