We are happy to be hosting an Aikido World Alliance seminar on March 17-19, 2023, led by our teacher Andrew Sato Shihan, 7th dan, Founder and Chief Instructor of the Aikido World Alliance. Please register soon, for space is limited.


March 17

6:00pm Registration
6:30pm – 8:30pm Aikido

March 18

10:00am – 12:00pm Aikido
3:00pm – 5:00pm Aikido
6:00pm Dinner

March 19

9:30am – 12:30pm Aikido

Travel Information

The nearest airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and it is about a 20 minute drive from the airport to the dojo. Public transportation in the Raleigh Durham area is only good for the shortest trips, so a taxi or rideshare is more efficient. The nearest train stations is Amtrak Cary (CYN), which is a ten minute drive to the dojo. The Courtyard by Marriott Raleigh Cary will have a block of rooms at a discounted group rate for us, but it is not a quick walk to the dojo. If you are looking to walk to the dojo, try La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Raleigh Cary, which is just across the street from the dojo’s back door.

Dinner Information

On Friday after training we will host a pizza party at the dojo. The pizza party is pay-what-you-can; donations are welcome. You can donate with cashapp ($hemlockbluffsaikido), venmo (XX), or by dropping cash into the dinner donation box.

Saturday’s dinner will be held al fresco at Tammy Gordon’s house (dress for the weather; address available at the event). The menu will be:

Roasted chicken, vegetarian estofado, rice, bread, hearts-of-palm salad, dessert

Dinner is pay-what-you-can, so if you cannot pay, no problem! If you are able to pay for someone else, you are welcome to donate extra. A $20 donation per person will help us to cover all dinner costs. You can pay with cashapp ($hemlockbluffsaikido), venmo (XX), or by dropping cash into the dinner donation box. Also dinner is BYOB.