On February 9, 2013, our dojo was reduced by one student, namely, Kevin Sparkman Sensei. Sparkman Sensei taught his last class at the dojo before an audience of his students and supporting friends. The class was enjoyed by everyone. Afterwards a plaque was presented thanking Sensei for his dedication to the art and to this school. He had been a part of this dojo since 1989. Sparkman Sensei decided to retire from teaching at the dojo for personal reasons. Though he no longer teaches, his presence will always be felt.
Bushin Dojo will now accept students between the ages of 7 and 13 years for their youth class. Classes will not only focus on martial technique using Aikido principles, but will also focus on mental discipline, self motivation, self confidence, self-esteem, etiquette and manners. Martial arts training is also a good way for children to also learn coordination and balance which helps prevent injuries should they also participate in sports. The confidence and self discipline they develop will help with school work and may improve grades. Most of all, children who participate in martial arts can learn to defend themselves against school bullying and child predators. Anyone interested in our program please contact Janay at email@example.com or (754) 800-DOJO.
A special thanks to everyone who got together to celebrate Sensei receiving Sixth Dan.
Although some could not attend it was a great opportunity for the students to get to
talk off the mat and get to know each other better.
It was nice to have Sifu (Chuck Gross), Pam and Molly there. It was a special night for everyone.
The incredible cake Robin made for the occasion was breathtaking. Sensei was unhappy that there
were too many of us to sit at the same table but no one was made to feel left out of the festivities.
Obviously it's simply impossible to seat that many people in the same room.
We all enjoy the family we're a part of and look forward to any off mat time we get to spend together.
Again, thank you to everyone who made the night special.
"I am thankful for the guidance I continue to receive from the Budoka around me.
I couldn't be enjoying this journey without them." Kevin Sparkman Sensei
"Don't quit, don't die, be discerning."
"No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up."