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October 25, 2019

HARA TANDEN: Men’s Center & Women’s Center in Aikido

by Sean Hannon Sensei It seems to me that there are substantially more men who practice Aikido than women. However, I have observed that women who practice Aikido […]
April 25, 2018

Training with Martial Intent

by Patrick Musselman Sensei The truth is it’s easy to get lost in our martial arts training and lose sight of the primary purpose for being […]
April 25, 2018

Appreciating Aikido’s Restraint

by Tip Harris Sensei Some years ago, we sub-leased mat space at our Dojo to a Karate group. Over the entrance door of Dojo, we had […]
April 26, 2018

How to Learn Aikido Faster

by Tip Harris Sensei Relax!!   I very frequently tell this to my class, to individual students, or to my partner if I’m practicing.  If I […]
July 12, 2019

Reacting, Responding… & Ignoring

by Sean Hannon Sensei Perhaps now more than ever, we Americans seem to live in an increasingly “reactionary” world. Some men “shoot first” and ask questions […]
July 16, 2019

Castle Rock AIKIDO Launches New Website

Well, the title says it all. And if you’re reading it. You’re already on it. We are very excited to have finally launched a much needed […]
September 25, 2019

In Memorium: Janice Gould

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of the senior instructors at our sister school in Colorado Springs, Aikido Koshin […]
September 27, 2019

Adult Only Classes Means… Adult Only Classes!

Castle Rock AIKIDO is a martial arts school unlike many others in that their adult program is reserved exclusively for adults. That’s right!  No Kids Allowed! […]
September 30, 2019

What Aikido Can Learn from One of the World’s Most Notorious Murders

by Sean Hannon Sensei The Denver Museum of Nature and Science recently hosted a remarkable exhibit on Genghis Khan.  It was a powerful exhibit well worth the […]
October 4, 2019

The Significance of Our School Logo (DOJO KAMON)

A Japanese martial art school’s logo is often referred to as a KAMON or sometimes just a MON.  A DOJO’s KAMON is an important aspect of […]
October 7, 2019

Aikido Student “Kira” Visits Japan

In December, I took a trip to the beautiful country of Japan. I went with a geography class from the University of Colorado Denver and was […]