This is the 25th anniversary year of our dojo, Aikido of Northern Colorado. We are having a few special events to celebrate including our reunion practice on April 21. All former students and instructors are invited to attend. Details are below.
If you have anything to say about our school please leave a comment and we will read it at the reunion.
The current and former students of Aikido of Northern Colorado are celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year. Our practice began in Loveland, on October 19, 1981 (6 years and 3 days before I was born
). Our original name was The Sun is Rising Consciousness Center, and we later became Aikido of Loveland Ft. Collins, Inc. The school was started by Dr. Kent Hinesley, who had recently moved to Loveland from California. Kent had been studying Aikido with David ONeill of San Francisco. Kent began teaching Aikido in Loveland with the help of two of his friends, David Jones and Robert Patton, who both had received their black belts from David ONeill. At that time, Kent had not yet received his black belt.
Before we had the current dojo on Jefferson Avenue, we were located over near the old railroad depot on 5th Street. For many years we had a practice in Fort Collins, which was lead by Mike Harter and others from our school, including Clyde Meeks, Kurt Yovanoff, Bob McCoy, and Kathy Crowe. In 2004 we re-organized the school to become the nonprofit Colorado corporation Aikido of Northern Colorado, Inc.
Please join us on April 21st as we celebrate 25 years of teaching and practicing Aikido. All events are free of charge. Schedule for April 21:
9:00 - 11:00am Morning Practice - Regular morning practice will be held. All are welcome to attend at the Dojo, 530 N. Jefferson
1:00 - 3:00pm Dino Practice - A light practice for all those who used to practice and would like to get on the mat again. At the Dojo, 530 N. Jefferson.
5:00 - 9:00pm Reception and Pot-luck. At the Chilson Center, Loveland
Please RSVP by leaving a message at (970) 663-2346. Also, please let us know if you need a place to stay, and we will arrange housing with one of our members.
Aikido of Northern Colorado Inc. does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin. Aikido of Northern Colorado is a 501(c)3 non profit corporation.