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Seminar Cancelled - Due to the NC statewide Stay-at-Home order, we have cancelled the May 2020 seminar. When things get back to the "new normal" we will be working with Waite Sensei to reschedule.

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2020 New Year's Testing

We had a great turn out for our 2020 O-Shogatsu and Testing.
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Everyone did a great job during testing, so please congratulate our recent promotions:

        Aikidoka                         Rank            
John Gilbert2nd Kyu
Jorah Lavin2nd Kyu
Chris Moore2nd Kyu
Kerry Thompson5th Kyu
Jan Vermuleun5th Kyu
Laura Gorelov6th Kyu
Niya Stouffer6th Kyu
Leo StoufferChildren's 10th Kyu

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2018 Fall Seminar & Testing

We had a great turn out for our 2018 Fall Seminar and Testing.
Look for pictures as soon as we can collect and share them.
The testing was grueling but everyone did a great job, so please congratulate our recent promotions:

        Aikidoka                         Rank            
Sarah DuttonShodan
Cyril Gorelov1st Kyu
Christopher Moore3rd Kyu
Kerry Thompson6th Kyu
Leah Thompson6th Kyu

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2017 Fall Seminar & Testing

We had a fantastic turn out for our 2017 Fall Seminar and Testing.
Look for pictures as soon as we can collect and share them.
The testing was grueling but everyone did a great job, so please congratulate our recent promotions:

        Aikidoka                         Rank            
Edward Estrada2nd Dan
Cesar BaldaShodan
Erik DuttonShodan
Caitlyn McLuskieShodan
Lars Ericson1st Kyu
Eric Kuehn1st Kyu
John Gilbert3rd Kyu
Milford Lavin3rd Kyu
Denis Ryzhikov3rd Kyu
Marilyn Kuehn4th Kyu
Luis Nieto6th Kyu
Sarah DuttonChildren's 1st Kyu
Asher EstradaChildren's 7th Kyu
Evan KuehnChildren's 8th Kyu
Kamran EricsonChildren's 10th Kyu
Alyssa RyzhikovChildren's 10th Kyu


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Aikido Classes at Spark's Martial Arts

We are happy to announce that Water Oak Aikikai has joined with Sparks Martial Arts to offer Traditional Aikido classes as part of their curriculum. Please visit the Aikido Program page for more information.






Eighty One

In our techniques we enter completely into, blend totally with, and control firmly an attack. Strength resides where one's ki is concentrated and stable confusion and maliciousness arise when ki stagnates.

(Click O-Sensei's picture for another doka)