Sensei will hold morning Dan class each weekday this week (10/19 – 10/23) from 6:00-6:45am. This class is open to all Shidobu, students who are eligible for Dan testing in the next few years, and to all Kenshu students and graduates.

If you would like to attend, please email Keiko Cauley at nadeshco@yahoo.com with your intended days of participation. It is completely fine if your schedule changes and you need to make changes to your initial attendance plans. Just please let me know when that happens.

Also, please do the health questionnaire BEFORE leaving for the dojo in the morning. However, you do not need to do the health questionnaire again if you are coming to class in the evening on the same day.

Lastly, if you are already making monthly payments to AYANA, no fee is required for Dan Class and any additional fee is clearly optional. If you are not a regularly paying student, morning Dan Class fee is requested with amount optional. For reference, Dan Class fee is normally $25.

Thank you very much.


Active AYANA members are invited to participate in the classes following specific guidelines in order to establish and maintain a safe training environment under these unusual circumstances.

– One all-level evening class will offered each day with advance online sign-up
– A health questionnaire and waiver for each day of class participation
– Athletic outdoor footwear (that would allow for safe
movements, such as jumping and pivoting)
– Local students to come and leave IN your dogi (to allow people who have a far drive to the dojo to use the changing rooms)

Please sign up online in advance and fill out a health questionnaire to attend.


Aikido Beginners Class

Yoshokai Aikido

Aikido is a form of Japanese Budo, a way of study including both physical and mental training. The word Aikido can be loosely translated as “the Way (do) of harmony (ai) with nature or universal energy (ki).” Aikido is a way of studying harmony through physical movements. We study moving in harmony with others to eventually strive to create harmony with nature.