[Blueboard] message from Ateneo Aikido Club to the Ateneo community

ada j javellana loredo aloredo at ateneo.edu
Fri Jun 12 11:54:57 PHT 2009





     The ATENEO AIKIDO CLUB is indefinitely postponing the start of  
regular practice for this semester.

     This is to comply with the health guidelines regarding Ah1n1  
which includes refraining from physical contact for now.


      IN THE MEANTIME, as usual at the start of every semester, the  
club is open to a limited number of applicant members  
(first-come-first-served). BEGINNERS ARE MOST WELCOME.


HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER:

--call up or see Ada Loredo at the Department of English, De la Costa  
Hall. Telephone 4266120. Or 4266001 ext. 5310 and 5311.

--get a schedule and come for a brief interview and orientation, on  
MWF days, after 4 pm.


WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO JOIN:

      Any member of the Ateneo community: student, teacher,  
non-teaching employee, jesuit priest, jesuit scholastic, alumni; as  
well as siblings, parents, children, close friends, spouses, and  
partners of these.

      Any of the above who are 14 years old and older (no age limit),  
and in moderately good shape.

      Anyone who is interested in practicing Aikido--as a fitness  
routine, as a lethal form of self-defense, or as physical/mental  
discipline.  All genders are welcome. No experience is necessary.


SCHEDULE / FEES / ATTIRE:

      --Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5.00 to 7.00 pm
      --Blue Eagle Gym , 2nd floor, Ateneo de Manila campus
      --200 pesos a month
      --judo uniform or gi with white belt, bare feet


***


The ATENEO AIKIDO CLUB was organized in 1991 by a group of residents  
of Cervini Hall. Its first teacher was Dr. Antonio Ll. Ferrer of the  
Department of English, who has since retired from the Ateneo. Teachers  
today are members of various aikido groups in Manila, who teach for  
free. The main mentor of the Ateneo Aikido Club is the FFA or  
Federation of Filipino Aikido, which is affiliated with Japan Aikikai.


***

"TRUE VICTORY IS VICTORY OVER SELF."
--Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei, founder of aikido








ada javellana loredo
department of english
loyola schools



"from craving is born grief, from craving is born fear. for one freed from
craving, there's no grief--so how fear?" -dhammapada





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