2011 Aikido and the Blade Highlights

Highlights from the “Aikido and the Blade” seminar taught by Sensei Jim Alvarez, including an afternoon of tameshigiri (traditional tatami test cutting). Hosted by the University of South Florida Aikido dojo (Tampa Florida, usfaikido.com ) from February 18-20, 2011.

2010 Carrie Matteoli Shodan Exam

The shodan (1st degree black belt) examination of Carrie Matteoli, member of the University of South Florida Aikido dojo (Tampa Florida, usfaikido.com). The exam was held during the annual Florida Rokudan Seminar, which was hosted this year by the ASU Sarasota dojo on August 21, 2010.

2010 Jon Posnick Shodan Exam

The shodan (1st degree black belt) examination of Jon Posnick, member of the University of South Florida Aikido dojo (Tampa Florida, usfaikido.com). The exam was held during the annual Florida Rokudan Seminar, which was hosted this year by the ASU Sarasota dojo on August 21, 2010.

2010 Barry Engh Shodan Exam

The shodan (1st degree black belt) examination of Barry Engh, member of the University of South Florida Aikido dojo (Tampa Florida, usfaikido.com). The exam was held during the annual Florida Rokudan Seminar, which was hosted this year by the ASU Sarasota dojo on August 21, 2010.

Mixed Grab Multiple Attacker Practice

Multiple attacker practice during regular Aikido class. The goal was to cultivate an unfettered state of mind, and not get dragged down during an extended, slow multiple attacker exercise. Demonstrated by the members of University of South Florida Aikido (Tampa Florida, usfaikido.com)