• Events

    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.


    Taking care in all things, HBA Seminar 22

    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 station is Amtrak Cary (CYN), which is a ten minute drive from the dojo. The Courtyard by Marriott Raleigh Cary has a block of rooms reserved at a discounted group rate for us; this hotel is 1.3 miles from the dojo. (To get the group rate, book using this link before February 17). If you are looking for a hotel that is a quick 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) or by dropping cash into the dinner donation box. The pizza party is BYOB.

    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 (@hemlockbluffsaikido) or by dropping cash into the dinner donation box. Also dinner is BYOB.

    Seminar Party 2022