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Aikido

Club Officers 2014-2015

President: Adron Mason
Vice-President: Alex Auyeung
Treasurer: Jack Lee
Safety Officer: Maddy Cosgriff
Instructors: Joel Ward & Eric Schlichting

Interested in Aikido? Contact Adron Mason (masona@carleton.edu

Winter 2015 Practice Schedule

To be announced...

 2014-2015 Roster

Almeda Moree-Sanders
Maude Prineas
Corey Allred
Madeline Cosgriff
Jinhong Dong
Madeline King
Adron Mason
Leah Sacks
Rebecca Stover
Alexander Berlin
Alexander Bice
Zachery Brokaw
Kaun Chen
Isaac Donnell
Dylan Forbes
Vianne Gao
Jenan Jacobson
Jiang Moliang
Ju Yuj Kim
Adam Klein
Brennan Kuo
Emma Link
Robert Lord
Anthony Lynch
Senjie Ma
Isaac Martinez
Daihui Meng
Adam Moreno-Mendelson
Kyle Mou
Binh Nguyen
Peixuan Ouyang
Adam Rutowski
Schuyler Sher
Stephan Snyder
Nami Sumida
Benjamin Thompson
Yijun Wang
Benjamin White
Xingfan Xia
Huiji Ying
Abe Villarreal
Mark Hermanson
Wr Mina
Madison Chambers
Natsuiki Suzuki

About the Aikido Club

Based on the samurai tradition, modern Aikido is not strictly a martial art, but rather Japanese budo -- a method of training and study that applies the physical principles of the fighting arts toward the goals of peace, harmony, and self-improvement. An Aikido class is conducted in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, with gestures of courtesy and respect towards teacher and students that reflect the Japanese culture and the Samurai tradition.

The movements of Aikido focus on harmony between two people. The person thrown or pinned studies being off-balance and helping their partner to learn. The person who applies the control or throw studies balance and focus. Each person practices both parts. Together, the two strive harmoniously to create the most beautiful technique. Benefits of Aikido include physical fitness, challenge without competition, self-protection, and a philosophy, tradition, discipline, and atmosphere that lift students beyond exercise and technique toward a life of greater harmony.

Our instructor is Joel Ward, honorary 3rd degree black belt in the Aikido Yoshokai Association of North America (AYANA). All AYANA instructors have been certified with the Head Instructor of AYANA, Sensei Takashi Kushida.

In addition to our weekly classes, we take regular trips to train in the Twin Cities throughout the term. In the spring, we take a weekend trip to Ann Arbor, MI to train with the head instructor of Aikido Yoshokai.

 Club History

If you are an alum and have more information about the history of Aikido at Carleton, please contact Aaron Chaput so that we can make our history more complete!

Other Club Sports

  • Aikido
    Applies principles of the fighting arts toward the goals of peace, harmony, and self-improvement.
  • Alpine Ski Club
    Provides the Carleton community with an opportunity to explore the joys of alpine skiing, both as a sport and as a recreation.
  • Badminton
    Gives members of the Carleton Community an opportunity to play Badminton on a regular basis.
  • Competitive Dance
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  • CUT (Carleton Ultimate Team)
    One of the nation's dominant teams in men's college ultimate.
  • Cycling
    Promotes bicycle road racing at the College.
  • Eclipse
    Provides a fun and encouraging environment for women to develop ultimate frisbee skills and compete at an intercollegiate level.
  • Equestrian
    Competes in horse shows and provides lessons in horsemanship.
  • GOP (Gods of Plastic)
    A competitive Carleton men's ultimate team.
  • Karate
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  • Men's Ice Hockey
    Men's Ice Hockey provides Carleton students of all skill levels an opportunity to play competitive club hockey in the Midwest.
  • Men's Lacrosse
    The Carleton Men's Lacrosse team is a competitive intercollegiate program in the Upper Midwest Lacrosse League, a group featuring a number of MIAC schools.
  • Men's Rugby
    Core Principles: 1. Playing rugby 2. Singing songs 3. Finding joy in back pain
  • Men's Volleyball
    Offers intercollegiate competition and instruction
  • Nordic Skiing
    A team of people who enjoy cross country skiing and racing at a competitive level.
  • Sailing
    Sails and races small sailboats locally and in intercollegiate regattas
  • Synchronized Swimming
    The Club Sport program welcomes the arrival of the Synchronized Swimming team.
  • Syzygy
    Syzygy is Carleton's women's ultimate team.
  • Table Tennis
    A forum for skilled veterans and eager beginners alike to learn, teach, share and enjoy the extraordinary game that is Table Tennis.
  • Tae Kwon Do
    Engages in practice and competition of this ancient Korean martial art.
  • Tennis
    Carleton's competitive tennis team
  • Water Polo
    Provides water polo instruction, practice, and local competition.
  • Women's Hockey (WHAC)
    Provides the opportunity to participate competitively in the great game of hockey.
  • Women's Lacrosse
    Teaches the basics and provides intercollegiate competition for players of all experience levels.
  • Women's Rugby
    Anyone interested in trying a new sport is encouraged to come out and play with us. We promise that playing rugby will be one of the best decisions of your Carleton career.