30th Anniversary Celebration – August 2

Aikido of Madison started 30 years ago in 1984 in a former motorcycle repair shop we rented in the back of PetPlus on Williamson Street.  We had about 600 square feet of mat space and the dojo was unheated expect during training.  Air conditioning meant you opened the doors, Robin and John were still in their 30’s and there was no children’s program.  A lot has happened since then.  We have a wonderful and thriving dojo in our own building with a great children’s program.  So we’re going to celebrate with a day of training followed by a big potluck party.  Hope you can join us!

Date: Saturday, August 2
Training: 10 am to noon and 2 pm to 4 pm (no fee)
Followed by: Potluck party at the nearby Goodman Center at 149 Waubesa Street (5 minute walk from the dojo). Room opens at 5:30, dinner starts at 6:30. Free open bar (beer, wine and soda).

Yudansha Training

These classes are primarily intended for people training for a yudansha exam or for anyone interested in working on advanced skills, such as weapons taking, randori, jiyu waza, kaeshi waza, etc. They are tentatively planned for the fourth Sunday of each month (where possible), starting at 10 AM and lasting about 1.5 hours. Students from other dojos are welcome. Note: these dates are tentative, so be sure to check with us before you decide to come.

  • July 27
  • August 31

Kyu Testing

Kyu (non-black belt) testing is generally held on the first Saturday every third month. The currently-scheduled dates for kyu tests are:

  • July 12
  • October 4