Club Officers 2015-2016

Co-Chair: Adron Mason
Co-Chair: Alex Auyeung
Vice-Chair: Corey Allred
Treasurer: Jack Lee
Safety Officer: Brennan Kuo
Instructor: Eric Schilchting

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 2015-2016 Roster

Corey Allred
Daniel Brodkin
Jack Lee
Adron Mason
Maximilian Mattessich
Adam Moreno-Mendelson
Maude Prineas
Matthew Pruyne
Aristotle Bakke
Quinn Batten
Sarah Bobbe
Anais Boyd
Robert Browning
Thomas Chahill
Jennifer Chan
Yitong Chen
Kevin Christianson
Claire Edgley
Chase Garcia
Joshua Gerstein
Martin Green
Sacha Greenfield
Quentin Hirsch
Andrew Hoyt
Isabel Irvine
Justin Lee
Delroy Mangal
Yuheng Miao
Christopher Parsons
Florence Pollard
Yue Wu
Aliza Yazdani
Emma Hughes
Eric Wang
Lea Gould
William Thorpe
Michael Shin
Xinyi Liu
Theo Morris
Rebecca Stover
Adante Ratzlaff

2015-2016 Practice Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays: Beginners' 6:30pm-7:30pm, Intermediate 7:40pm-8:50pm, Advanced 8:55pm-9:45pm

Saturdays: Open Mat 1:00pm-4:00pm


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 Japanese culture and 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 Eric Schlichting, Shodan Black Belt in the Aikido Yoshokai Association of North America (AYANA). All AYANA instructors have been certified with the Head Instructor of AYANA, Sensei Akira 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!

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