Iron is full of impurities that weaken it; through the forging fire, it becomes steel and is transformed into a razor-sharp sword. Human beings develop in the same fashion.”

Morihei Ueshiba


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Windsong Dojo is one of Oklahoma City’s oldest and most respected training center for the traditional Japanese Martial Arts. At Windsong Dojo we teach arts that empower the body, awaken the mind, and enlighten the spirit; arts that embody both tradition and innovation; arts that are both powerful tools for self-defense, and tools for inner growth.

In a relaxed no-contract atmosphere and an adult learning environment you will find the practices of: Aikido, a non-competitive, low impact, soft touch, self-defense based art of harmony; Judo, a medium intensity, proactive, highly empowering practice of throws and grappling; and Jyodo, a traditional weapons form from ancient Japan that transforms perception and fosters precision.

Through these practices, which together constitute a complete martial arts form we call Kaze Uta Budo, you will realize:
 
a dynamic and internalized self-defense
an improved health and vitality
a greater self confidence and self-respect
a path towards life harmony
a strategy of non-violence and inner peace
a new found sense of wholeness
and many special friends to share the journey.
 
With time, practice, and patience, Kaze Uto Budo will transform your life. You will see and feel results. All are welcome.

Windsong Dojo—Martial Arts for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Shochugeiko—Summer Aikido Intensive

6 Days of ongoing Aikido Instruction with Nick Lowry in Oklahoma City supplemented with several good daily doses of Aikido, Judo, and Jyodo instruction by the ranking Windsong Dojo Budo Kai instructors throughout the week. Aikido students of all levels are invited to come and train!

During the intensive, the normal dojo schedule (morning, noon and evening classes) will be supplemented by Nick Lowry teaching two special sessions each day.

Morning sessions to run 9:30-11:00 AM for Subtle Kuzushi Drills and Kata

Afternoons to be 2:30-4:00 PM for Randori Renzoku and Ura Waza, randori skill development exercises emphasizing fluid transitions from control to control and fluid countering activity.

Aikido Emphasis throughout the week's regular class times will be on Randori. Judo Emphasis on Ashi Waza and Neiwaza. Jyodo emphasis on Kata and Koryu and Henka.

Intensive participants may do as much or as little training as they prefer. Attendance at all class times and special sessions is not required (best to pace yourselves. This is A LOT of mat hours folks! An Average of 6 budo classes per day! So feel free to come and participate for as much or as little as works for you and your schedule.)

Opening Bell for the Intensive and Zen Meditation will take place on Sunday evening June 19th at 6:30 PM. All participants are welcome for zen meditation at no extra charge. The Intensive will conclude with our traditional Dojo Saturday Schedule and a celebratory feast mid afternoon at one of our fine area restaurants. Afterwards folks are welcome to kick back to stay over and party and visit on Saturday eve as well.

Out of towners are welcome to camp out on the mat throughout the week and save a few bucks or there are several cheap motels nearby that are available as well.

Cost for Windsong Dojo members (payable only if you plan to attend the extra intensive sessions, and not applicable if only attending the regular class times which are covered in normal tuition): $90 (or $15 per day)

Cost for Kaze Uta Budo Kai members: $120 (or $20 per day)

Cost for non-members: $180 (or $30 per day)

For more informantion please contact Nick Lowry at nick@windsongdojo.com or (405 )943-6246.

Tactical Aikido with J.W. Bode

July 22 (evening session) and July 23 (morning and afternoon) cost $20 per session or $50 for all three (if you can't afford it just talk to Nick he will make arrangements for you to attend.)

JW Bode received his Shodan in Tomiki Aikido in 1978. He has extensive experience in the tactical application of Aikido for law enforcement and self defense with 23 years of using in the field and making over 1400 felony arrests. Join us for a special seminar with a very special teacher!

For more informantion please contact Nick Lowry at nick@windsongdojo.com or (405 )943-6246.

Windsong Dojo welcomes George Ledyard Sensei

Windsong Dojo will be hosting a clinic with George Ledyard Sensei October 14-16, 2011.

George Ledyard Sensei holds the rank of 6th dan and is one of the senior students of Mitsugi Saotome Sensei.

The primary emphasis of this seminar will be Aiki and Connection. Ledyard Sensei will review his approach to teaching connection with one’s partner and how connection is the foundation of both aikido technique and ukemi.

Click here to download a PDF with all the information.

Upcoming events for 2011

June 20-25 Shochugeiko Aikido Intensive at Windsong Dojo

July 22-23 Aikido and Defensive Tactics with JW Bode here at Windsong Dojo

September 23-24 Dojo Playday here at Windsong Dojo

October 14-16 Cross tradition Aikido Clinic with George Ledyard here at Windsong Dojo

November 18-19 Ju no Kata with Carla Martin here at Windsong Dojo

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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