Club Officers 2016-2017

Co-Chair: Dan Brodkin
Co-Chair: Brennan Kuo
Treasurer: Dan Brodkin
Safety Officer: Justin Lee
Vice Chairs: Justin Lee, Jennifer Chan, Sarah Bobbe, Sacha Greenfield
Instructors: Eric Schlichting and Tina Syx

Interested in Aikido? Contact Dan Brodkin (

 2016-2017 Roster

Dan Brodkin
Adam Moreno-Mendelson
Brennan Kuo
Matthew Pruyne
John Scott
Adante Ratzlaff
Jennifer Chan
Sacha Greenfield
Sarah Bobbe
Justin Lee
Daniel Tsui
Malcolm Grossman
August Lindgren-Ruby
Josh Pike
Addison Williamson
Jonathan Chow
Tyler Hruby
Adam Hruby
Dylan Kempton
Danielle Kremen
Kirby Mitchell
Henry Pearson
Kai Pei
Jack Sherrick
Oscar Smith
Benjamin Thompson
Alex Zhai
Nick Spinale


2016-2017 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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