Aikido of Arlington

Aikido of Arlington

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Hope you can come.

Practicing Iwama-ryu aikido in Arlington, VA since 1989. Sensei Yvonne Thelwell is the dojo-cho and chief instructor. aikidoofarlington.com M-TH 7-8:30 p.m. & Sat 9-10:30 a.m.

We practice Iwama-ryu or traditional aikido. See you on the mat! Contact us anytime (aikidoofarlington.com/contact). We look forward to answering your questions about training or Iwama style aikido. Observers are always welcome (no fee) any time we have class.

Operating as usual

09/03/2022

Congratulations to Roger, Sarah and Vlad. We are very proud of you!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=517551163512433&id=100057726607331&sfnsn=mo

Congratulations to all of the yudansha promoted in the June 2022 batch. Here is the list of the successful candidates:

05/13/2022
04/24/2022

Great first day of our seminar with Pat Hendricks Shihan! Day 2 begins at 9 AM.

02/08/2022

Spring is a very busy time in DC, so no hotels were willing to allow us to block out a group of rooms for the Hendricks Shihan seminar on April 23 & 24. The list below includes the hotels within a few minute’s drive from the dojo:

Homewood Suites by Hilton - Falls Church - I-495 @ Rt. 50 8130 Porter Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042 / 703-560-6644

Archer Hotels Falls Church
8296 Glass Alley, Fairfax, VA 22031 / 571- 327-2277

Courtyard by Marriott Dunn Loring Fairfax 2722 Gallows Rd, Vienna, VA 22180 / 703-573-9555

Residence Inn by Marriott Fairfax/Merrifield 8125 Gatehouse Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042 / 703-573-5200

Extended Stay America - Washington D.C. - Falls Church – Merrifield 8281 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031 / 703-204-0088

02/08/2022
02/08/2022

We will be hosting Patricia Hendricks Shihan April 23 & 24. For more details and to register on-line, please visit our website www.aikidoofarlington.com

01/27/2022

Should be a great seminar at an incredible venue!

01/07/2022

Until the COVID positivity rate falls below 4.5% in Arlington, we'll continue training outside, weather permitting.

Tonight was borderline too cold, for me. However, Sarah was down to a t-shirt by the end of class.

09/23/2021

Congratulations to the yudansha candidates promoted in June 2021!!

07/17/2021

Upcoming seminar.

Sensi Donovan's Waite Funeral & Memorial Donations, organized by Janet Waite-Pratt 02/24/2021

Sensi Donovan's Waite Funeral & Memorial Donations, organized by Janet Waite-Pratt

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02/23/2021

Yamada Sensei and all of us at the New York Aikikai are mourning the loss of our friend and teacher, Donovan Waite, 7th Dan Shihan. As you know, he was an integral part of our aikido family for decades. The beauty and power of his technique, his generous and patient teaching, and the meaningful connections he made along the way will remain in our collective spirit. He will be sorely missed!
RIP, D!
(New York Aikikai Christmas Seminar, 2019. Photo by @Javier Domínguez)

02/06/2021

Balmy Day in Feb for keiko.

NVKA January 2021 Fundraiser.pdf 01/12/2021

NVKA January 2021 Fundraiser.pdf

NoVA Ki Aikido is holding a free will tax deductible donation Zoom seminar on Jan 16 10-3 EST to keep their dojo open.
https://t.co/fZEwHtOWzk @

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J8fEggDC4-YFiEpEEP0Ol5rB17Ck3oEb/view?usp=drivesdk

NVKA January 2021 Fundraiser.pdf

01/10/2021

Congratulations on your shodan Elizabeth. Once Aikido of Arlington, always Aikido of Arlington! 💕

Congratulations are also in order for all of our yudansha candidates promoted throughout 2020. Here is the list:

01/10/2021

Congratulations Scott and Dave!! You do us proud!

11/23/2020

20 Jo Suburi

10/29/2020

Probably no surprise, but no class tonight. Xeta washed us out.

10/23/2020

Construction of shrine and temple buildings is not enough. ☮️

09/26/2020

Consider the ebb and flow of the tide. ☮️

09/03/2020

Due to the weather, there will be no class tonight.

08/30/2020

Cast off limiting thoughts and return to true emptiness. Stand in the midst of the Great Void. This is the secret of the Way of a Warrior. ☮️

08/03/2020

Breathe in and let yourself soar to the ends of the universe; breathe out and bring the cosmos back inside. ☮️

07/09/2020

Just added❗️ July 25 seminar 🥋 (deadline to register is the 22nd) with Pat Hendricks: https://t.co/KGAOuRpvaj 8-11 AM PST 😎

07/07/2020

Breath is the thread that ties creation together. ☮️

06/10/2020

Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. ☮️

05/14/2020

Bravely face whatever the gods offer. ☮️

04/17/2020

Because it is nonresistant, it is victorious from the beginning. ☮️

03/23/2020

VA prohibits indoor fitness training, so no outdoors weapons if it is too wet. Tonight there will be NO class.

03/23/2020

Regrettably, due to the COVID19 outbreak, the Pat Hendricks Seminar on May 2 & 3 has been canceled. Be safe everyone!

03/21/2020

Be grateful even for hardship, setbacks, and bad people. ☮️

03/16/2020

We will continue to do weapons training in the grassy corner lot across from the church parking lot in lieu of training inside. Please bring your weapons and wear street clothes. I can lend a set of weapons to anyone who does not have them, which you can hang onto until things return to "normal" whatever and whenever that will be.

Last night I noticed that it got dark at around 8, but every day will get later.

Continue to thoroughly wash your hands before and after keiko. And if you are not feeling well, stay away!

On Saturday, since we have more daylight, we will have a thorough cleaning of the mats, then can train outside while they are drying before putting them back away.

Things could change, but I think with such a small group weapons outdoors is a good solution. This could change as more is learned about the virus, so stay tuned.

If you prefer to stay away during this time, please let me know. You can do suburi, try both sides of the partner practices, do air aikido, watch videos and read articles and books, etc.. Feel free to contact me if you want more suggestions.

Take time to reflect on what do you want your aikido to be. We are all in it for different things. You will get out of it as much as you put into it.

03/15/2020

Dojo status: Due to Coronavirus, we will be doing weapons in the grassy corner lot across from church parking lot until further notice.

Don't panic. Do Act. — Aikido in a world with COVID-19 | Grab My Wrist - Aikido 03/07/2020

Don't panic. Do Act. — Aikido in a world with COVID-19 | Grab My Wrist - Aikido

Good article in dealing with coronavirus in the dojo. Getting over pneumonia, i am particularly sensitive.

https://grabmywrist.com/2020/03/dont-panic-aikido-and-covid-19/

Don't panic. Do Act. — Aikido in a world with COVID-19 | Grab My Wrist - Aikido How we, our dojos, and Aikido can stay healthy and thrive during the COVID-19 crisis by taking effective action, intelligently, decisively, and quickly.

03/04/2020

Great variety of techniques!

Join the Movement 03/03/2020

Join the Movement

This captures the essence of aikido and its benefits.

Join the Movement We live in an age of relentless communication, but we crave authentic relationship. In Aikido, we create challenge to explore compassionate and creative resolution. At…

Photos from Aikido of Arlington's post 02/25/2020

Pat Hendricks Shihan presented calligraphy to Scott and Dave after their sandan tests Saturday.

02/25/2020

Congratulations to our newest sandans Scott Aune and Dave Kohls!

Our Story

Aikido of Arlington, led by Yvonne Thelwell sensei (6th dan), practices aikido in the Iwama-ryu tradition. The dojo was founded by Donny Lyon sensei (4th dan) in 1989. Both Lyon sensei and Thelwell sensei spent time studying as uchi-deshi under Morihiro Saito sensei in Iwama, Japan. After Lyon sensei's passing in 1996, Thelwell sensei—being a sempai at the dojo—stepped in as dojo-cho and chief instructor. Thelwell sensei is assisted by several yudansha. Aikido of Arlington is part of the California Aikido Association Division 1 under Pat Hendricks shihan (7th dan).

Read more about our Lineage or learn about Joining our dojo. Observers are always welcome (no fee) any time we have Class.

Also add our Google calendars:
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tiny.cc/aoaClass for our class schedule including guest instructors

See you on the mat!

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1305 N Jackson St
Arlington, VA
22201

Opening Hours

Tuesday 7pm - 8:30pm
Thursday 7pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 9am - 10:30am

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