Iaido videos from Aniwave 2011

30 03 2012

The dojo represented and performed an iaido demonstration during the anime festival Aniwave in December. Our second time at the festival, it was once again held at the new convention center in downtown Wilmington. Always interesting to demo in front of a mostly costumed audience. Our first time we even got to try out some basic aikido techniques on Sonic the Hedgehog, and imagine if you could spar with Kenshin!

Here are two videos of the demo, one on cutting bamboo with live blades, and the second one on no-sword kata.


Upcoming demo: Harvest Health, Wellness & Safety Fair

5 10 2011

The dojo will put on an aikido and iaido showcase at CFCC’s Harvest Health, Wellness & Safety Fair on Wed, Oct 19, from 10am-1pm. Admission to the fair is free, and there will be several vendors there so it should be fun! See you there!

Date: Oct 19, 2011
Time: Demo time 10am-1pm, Fair will be open from 9am- 1pm
Location: Cape Fear Community College Schwartz Center, 610 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC, 28401


Donation to Japan Red Cross for tsunami victims

4 04 2011

Senseis Keith and Deborah McDuffie has announced that they will donate 100% of any new student’s monthly fee to the Japan Red Cross in aid of the tsunami victims for the month of April. If you were thinking of trying out aikido or iaido, now’s a good time as any!

Aikido/Iaido Open House April 2, Saturday

26 03 2011

The dojo will host an Open House showcasing iaido and aikido displays on Saturday April 2, 1-3.30pm. Displays include (but not limited to) live blade cutting of bamboo mats, randori with drumming accompaniment, iaido kata and aikido demos. We welcome audience participation at the end of the program. Please see the ‘About’ page for dojo address and directions. This event is FREE and open to all.

Photos from Aniwave

23 12 2010

It was interesting indeed to conduct a demonstration in front of a bunch of costumed superheroes and characters, and then to have them try out some of the aikido techniques. It was fun though.

Aikido and Iaido Demo at Aniwave

17 11 2010

We’ll be at Aniwave this Saturday from 10.30am-12.30pm conducting a demo at the downtown Convention Center. We’ll have audience participation in the last half hour to 45min, so do swing by. Entrance to Aniwave is $7 at the door, and there are lots of cool stuff happening too, including cosplay contests, tea ceremony demos, and anime screenings. See you there!

Health and Wellness Fair @CFCC Oct 20th

14 10 2010

The dojo will have a booth at the Cape Fear Community College Harvest Health, Wellness & Safety Fair, Oct 20th, at the Schwartz Center downtown. The fair will take place from 10am-2pm, and lots of vendors will be there! We will have periodic demonstrations of aikido and iaido, and will be happy to talk to anyone and answer your questions. The event is free and open to all.