Nidan Promotion – Meredith Abel

On Saturday, April 21 Saotome Sensei promoted Meredith to the rank of nidan (2nd degree black belt).  Meredith performed a phenomenal test and set a high standard for our Dojo.  Be sure to congratulate her when you see her, we are all very proud!

The following clip is from Meredith’s weapons randori (courtesy of Leslie Salas).  Ukes are Ian Pinkerton (Shindai), Phil Ott (Shindai) and Scott Ellis (Sarasota).

Meredith Nidan Weapons Randori

Seminar: Saotome Sensei at Shindai Aikikai, April 20-22 2012

Saotome Shihan will be teaching his annual seminar at Shindai Aikikai, Orlando, this April 20-22 2012.  One of our members – Meredith Abel – is scheduled to test for nidan at this seminar, and we will be coordinating carpooling and hotels for all interested students to come and show support.  Sensei’s April seminars is always one of the best seminars in Florida, and should not be missed!

A poster, map, and schedule are available at the Shindai website: