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Old 02-06-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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Bay Area Training Tour

Posted 2007-02-06 10:33:03 by Neil Mick

The Bay Area Training Tour will visit several dojo's in the Bay Area to meet and train with other members of the aikido community; and to kick off the HaraTHON! Program: an effort to support the practice of Aikido in troubled areas of the Middle East.

This Tour, the first of its kind in the Bay Area (California), will focus upon dojo-building efforts within dojo's in Palestine, Ethiopia, and Iraq.

Tour dates & locations:

Linda Holiday, 6th Dan; Aikido of Santa Cruz, Sat 2/24, 10:30-Noon, presentation after class, $12 mat fee

Kayla Feder, 6th Dan; Aikido of Berkeley, Tue 2/27, 6-7pm & 7-8pm, presentation after class, potluck after that. No mat fee.

Hans Goto, 6th Dan, Bay Marin Aikido, Thu 3/1, classes 7-8:30, no mat fee.

Pat Hendricks, 6th Dan, Aikido of San Leandro, Mon 3/5, 6:30-7:30pm, 7:30-8:30pm, presentation after class. Mat fee $15.

Fundraiser for Training Across Borders, Richard Heckler, 6th Dan, 2/10, 10-4pm, Two Rock Dojo. Sliding scale: $40-$60.

After the class, a short presentation will be given to showcase the fundraiser and to talk about the success of the "Training Across Borders" Seminar, where aikidoists from 16 countries (Israel, Iraq, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, US, Britain, Greece, and Turkey, among others) attended a four-day seminar in the Green Zone in Nicosia, Cyprus, the last politically divided city in Europe.

Participation in the Tour does not mean that you have to participate in the fundraiser. The only requirement in attending the Tour is the mat fee, and your participation!

For more information please contact the BATT Coordinator at (info line: BATT (or) haraTHON!)

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