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Valentine Seminar - February 9, 2019

I hope you will join us again this year for the Valentine Seminar at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church!
The proceeds will go toward the American Cancer Society.  We will have ribbons again but also the opportunity to bring in a picture of the person each person is dedicating their practice to.  It could be someone they lost, is fighting cancer now, or is a survivor.  The picture(s) could be a photo, drawing, symbol, or simply their name.  We will put these all on a board to build a collage, take a picture and give the originals back.  Please clearly mark them so we can find their homes.

2018 Holiday Schedule

The following days will not have classes due to holidays:

-September 1 and 3 for Labor Day

-November 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving

-December 25 - January 1, 2019 for Christmas and New Years

No class on July 19th and 21st 2018 - Sarpy Aikido Club and Hinode Dojo are hosting Kaulukukui Sensei from Hawaii.

Join us at Sarpy Aikido Club on July 20 - 21 2018 for excellent instruction from the head instructor of Aikido of Hawaii International.

No class on July 4th so students can spend time with family.

Basics and Kids Seminar - May 12, 2018 (Sarpy Aikido Club)

Join us at Sarpy Aikido Club for an all day event geared toward instruction to newer students and kids.  I hope you can make it!  May 12, 2018 - 9AM - 4PM

New Classes Offered! - April 2018

I am pleased to announce some changes at the dojo.


We are adding 3 Aikido classes to the schedule! Ryan Suhr will be teaching from noon to 1PM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting April 9th. The fees are $40 per month or $5 per class.


Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday classes remain $40 per month or $5 per class too. If you wish to come to all classes then you get a deal at $65 month.


Another change is that kids 8 and up are welcome at all classes. Kids 5 and up are welcome on Saturdays.


Randy Porter will also be teaching Qi Gong classes on Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 6:50 as well. These classes are $10 per class.

Valentine Seminar 2018 - February 10, 2018

Update: Congratulations, we raised over $1400 for the American Cancer Society.  I am constantly humbled by the generousity of the aikido community!


Please come join us for an all day Aiki-palooza. We will have teachers from local Aikido of Hawaii dojos including Sensei Ron and Jeff Christenham and perhaps even some guests.  We will take free will donations at the door to benefit the American Cancer Society.  Practice starts at 9AM and goes until approximately 6PM.

Aikido Omaha, LLC Celebrates Ten Years!

On November 7, 2017 several members of the local Aikido of Hawaii International (AHI) schools came out to help celebrate our tenth year open.  It has been a great journey so far!  Special thanks to Ron Christenham Sensei for teaching class and for his support for so many years!  


We also wish to thank the students.  Without their dedication the school would not exisit!

Holiday Closing for 2017

Visit to Enso Dojo March 30th - Class will be held at their dojo.

Memorial Day Weekend - Closed Saturday May 27th

Sarpy Aikido Hosts Aikido Hawaii International - TBA Thursday and Saturday in June

Independence Day Weekend - Closed Saturday July 1st and Tuesday July 4th
Labor Day Weekend - Closed Saturday September 2nd
Thanksgiving - Closed Thursday November 23rd
Christmas and New Years - Closed Saturday December 23th through Saturday December 30th
First class of 2018 is Tuesday January 2nd.

Valentine Seminar - February 11, 2017 (UPDATE)

You are invited to join us on Saturday February 11, 2017 from 9am to 5pm at Aikido Omaha Dojo located in the lower level gym of Mt Calvary Lutheran Church at 5529 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68106 (parking behind the church) 


Instruction provided by our Midwestern Aikido dojos and other instructors.
Featuring: Ron Christenham, Sensei  6th Dan – head of the Midwest Region of Aikido of Hawaii International 


Kids ages 5-11 are welcome


Cash or check donations accepted at the door. Proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society.  (please make checks out to “The American Cancer Society”)


UPDATE Thanks to all the clubs in the area we raised over $1,200 for the American Cancer Society!

Holiday Closing for 2016

Memorial Day Weekend - Closed Saturday May 28th
Independence Day Weekend - Closed Saturday July 2nd
Labor Day Weekend - Closed Saturday September 3rd
Thanksgiving - Closed Thursday November 24th
Christmas and New Years - Closed Saturday December 24th through Saturday December 31st
First class of 2017 is Tuesday January 2nd.

8th Annual Valentine Seminar - February 6th, 2016

Update: Thanks to the AHI schools we raised over $750 for the American Cancer Society!

Instruction provided by our Midwestern Aikido of Hawaii International dojos
Featuring Ron Christenham Sensei - 6th Dan
9am to 4:30pm at Aikido Omaha Dojo - donation at door, proceeds go toward the American Cancer Society. See link for details.
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Sarpy Aikido Club 25th Anniversary Seminar - June 5-7, 2015

Very rare seminar for the midwest! Featuring Soshihan Kobayashi Yasuo - 8th Dan, Shihan Robert T. Kubo - 8th Dan, and Shihan Igarashi Kazuo - 7th Dan. See link for details.

Aikido Omaha 7th Annual Valentine Seminar - February 28, 2015

Update! Thanks to everyone that attended, we raised $558 for the Sarpy Aikido Club 25th Anniversary Seminar and for support of cancer patients going through chemo.

Featuring Ron Christenham Sensei and other fantastic Aikido instructors from the midlands. See flyer for details.
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Closed for Thanksgiving - November 27th

Aikido Omaha is Moving - October 7, 2014

New location is:
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
5529 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68106
(The address is to the front of the church, parking and entry to the gym is in back. The gym is on the East side of the building on the lower level.)

Rising Star Aikido - 20th Anniversary Seminar September 2014

Labor Day Weekend - Dojo Closed Saturday August 30th

Go for Rok(u) - August 9th

Join us for our traditional summer practice. We will meet at the dojo from 5AM to 11AM (6 hours) on Saturday, August 9th to dig in deep. I hope you can join us!

Independence Day - Dojo Closed Saturday July 5th

Robert Kubo Shihan Seminar - May 2-4

See link to Sarpy Aikido Club for details. Note Aikido Omaha will be closed Thursday May 1 and Saturday May 3rd so that members can attend the seminar.

Intro to Aikido Meetup - March 18, 2014 and April 15, 2014

Free! Come by March 18th at 6PM and April 15th at 6PM to learn about the Japanese martial art called Aikido. Wear loose fitting clothing. Ages under 18 need adult supervision.

Valentine Seminar 2014 - Feb 22, 2014

Update: We had a great turnout with 95 participants and raised just over $1500! Thanks everyone!
Join us for the 6th Annual Valentine Seminar on February 22, 2014 at the Omaha Police Officers Association Hall. We are expanding the event to add practice hours and have invited different martial arts styles so that we can share knowledge and build a community. Donations will be accepted at the door and proceeds will go to Alegent Creighton Health Foundation for Cancer Survivors. The foundation provides space and instructors concentrating in movement and relaxation classes for the warriors going through cancer treatment.

February 22, 2014: 10AM - 5PM with a lunch break in the middle.

See attached flyer for more details.
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Holiday Closings

Thursday, November 28th for Thanksgiving
Thursday December 5th - we will hold class at Sarpy Aikido Club for testing. Be prepared for a $5 mat fee.
Tuesday December 24th and Thursday December 26th for Christmas break.
Tuesday December 31st for New Years Eve (last class of the year will be December 28th - bring your sweat cloth)

Kids Class Starts Again

Ryan Suhr will be teaching the kids class starting October 5th!

Habitat for Humanity Build - Sept 14

UPDATE - THANKS to everyone who helped and for all the rest of the students who gave up a practice day!
On September 14, 2013 we will close the dojo and go help build a house for Habitat for Humanity. The build is 8:30AM-3:30PM and you will need special instructions so please contact Randy Porter for more information if you want to help out!

15 Days of Pain - Nine

After nine years students are still asking about this crazy experiment! We will begin on July 31st and end on August 16th. See here for details.
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Kubo Shihan Seminar - April 25-28

Most of us attended at least a few days of Sarpy Aikido Club's event. Shihan taught jo, tanto, and some chokes this time around. Testing went great and we gained a nidan. I'm passing along thanks from the event planners to those who came early and left late to help make the event shine.

Fifth Annual Valentine Seminar - February 16, 2013

Update! Thanks everyone for making this a success. We collected over $700 to help cancer patients take some art and movement classes at Alegent Creighton.
Once again we invite everyone to come celebrate the art of Aikido as taught by Christenham Sensei and the AHI dojos in the region. We will to donate ALL proceeds from this event to benefit patient programs offered at Alegent Creighton. These classes range from art, to meditation, to tai chi. Every person who comes will get a ribbon to tie to your belt or to take home.

See details here.
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Kagami Biraki - January 8th, 2013

Come out and renew your spirit!

October 5-6, 2012 - Robert Kubo Shihan Seminar at Sarpy Aikido Club

Kubo Shihan, head of Aikido of Hawaii International will be at Sarpy Aikido Club for a weekend seminar. Please see Sarpy Aikido Club's website for details.

July 14, 2012 - Family Picnic

Aikido Omaha friends and family are invited to attend our annual family potluck and picnic at Elmwood Park from 2-6PM.

May 26-27, 2012 - Memorial Weekend Aikido Seminar

Fort Collins is hosting Ron Christenham Sensei again this year. Come on out for a view of the mountains and practice in this beautiful city. Please see flyer for details.
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February 19, 2012 - Valentine Seminar

We welcome the other Aikido of Hawaii International dojos, aikidoka and the general public to Camelot Community Center for another year of demonstrations and instruction by Ron Christenham Sensei and Jeff Christenham Sensei. Demonstrations are from 12:30 - 1:00 and instruction from 1:00 - 3:30. All donations will benefit patient programs at The Life Renewal Center. Located in Village Pointe, TLRC offers classes and complementary health services to those living with cancer. See flyer and registration forms here.

Update: I am overwhelmingly happy to report that we donated $937 to The Life Renewal Center for use in direct patient services. All of this was donated at the Valentine seminar this weekend! Thank you to everyone who donated with special thanks to Ron Christenham Sensei, Mike Taylor Sensei, all of the clubs who performed demos or made special trips, and to Aikido Omaha students for their energy and support. Pictures.
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August 12-14, 2011 - Sarpy Aikido Club - Kubo Shihan

August 6, 2011 - Aikido Omaha Family Picnic

Meeting at Paul's house at 2PM. Please contact the dojo for address.

July 13-29, 2011 - 15 Days of Pain

Early morning practice in the park.

July 2, 2011 - Dojo Closed for Holiday Weekend

June 4, 2011 - Visit Platte City Aikido

The dojo will be closed for our visit to see Sensei Todd Dodson in Missouri.

May 28-29, 2011 - Ft. Collins Seminar - Ron Christenham Sensei

Aikido Omaha is sponsoring a trip to see our remote students based out of Ft. Collins Colorado.
Practice will be a mixture of indoor (May 28) and outdoor (May 29). The dojo will be closed May 28th.
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2011 Book/Video Club

We will meet on the third Tuesday of the month after class at the dojo to discuss books or watch training videos by other instructors. Please feel free to stop by.
  • January 18, 2011 - Off
  • February 15, 2011 - The Making of a Butterfly, Philip Starr
  • March 15, 2011 -Various training videos
  • April 19, 2011 - Martial Mechanics, Philip Starr

February 12, 2011 - Valentine Seminar - Ron Christenham Sensei

Camelot Community Center
9270 Cady Ave, Omaha, NE, 68134
Free public demonstrations - 1:30 - 2:00PM
Aikido Seminar featuring Ron Christenham Sensei - 2:00 - 4:30PM ($10)
Preregistration is appreciated.

December 2010 - Toy Drive for Lutheran Family Services

Toys were collected to donate to children with special needs related to Lutheran Family Services. 2010 cut deep for many families and we hope that our tiny contribution brightened a few faces this holiday season.

2010 Holiday Schedule

November 25th and 27th - dojo closed for holiday.

December 21st - Dojo Christmas Party.

December 25th - dojo is closed for the holiday.

December 30th - last class of the year.

January 1st - dojo is closed for the holiday.

January 4th - formal dojo opening (Kagami Biraki).

2010 Book/Video Club

We will meet on the third Tuesday of the month after class at the dojo to discuss books or watch training videos by other instructors. Please feel free to stop by.
  • January 19, 2010 - Art of Peace, Morihei Ueshiba (trans. John Stevens)
  • February 16, 2010 -Various training videos
  • March 16, 2010 - The Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi
  • April 20th, 2010 - Online Martial Arts Videos
  • May 18th, 2010 - Art of War, Sun Tzu
  • June 15th, 2010 - Moving Toward Stillness, Dave Lowry
  • July 19, 2010 - Zen in the Martial Arts, Joe Hyams
  • August - off
  • September 21, 2010 - Aikido and Dynamic Sphere, Westbrook & Ratti (chapters 1-4)
  • October 19, 2010 - Movie or Online Martial Arts Videos
  • November 16, 2010 - Aikido and Dynamic Sphere, Westbrook & Ratti (Next few chapters)
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