Upcoming Events



4th Dan Aikikai

Aikido in the Schools

(New York City)


NOLA Aikido

New Orleans,

Louisiana, USA

September 5-7, 2014


First Class Begins: 6:30 pm

Last Class Ends: 1:00 pm

More information,

Seminar Flyer, and

Pre-Registration Link

coming in early August.

We are very excited to once again welcome Charles Colten Sensei, 4th Dan Aikikai, back to New Orleans for a weekend seminar!
Charles Colten is the Director and Chief Instructor of Aikido in the Schools, which is dedicated to bringing the benefits of Aikido into public and private schools. He currently lives and teaches in New York City and travels regularly to give seminars in other parts of the United States and abroad. His primary teachers are Endo Shihan and Jan Nevelius Sensei, and he is extremely grateful and strongly influenced by many others including Senseis Mary Heiny, Hiroshi Ikeda, Takeshi Yamashima, Mitsugi Saotome, Jorma Lyly, Siego Okamoto, John Stone, and Robin Cooper.
Charles Sensei is a very gifted teacher and Aikidoist, and his seminars always bring new perspectives and insights as well as a deepening of everyone’s practice: in short, a weekend of deep and very joyful Aikido exploration and practice.

Accommodations for out-of-town guests are available in our dojo as well as at the homes of several NOLA Aikido students. Please contact us here if you are interested in one of these options or have any other questions about accommodations or the seminar.

More information is also already available on our Facebook page by clicking here.

Aikidoist of all styles and affiliations are as always very warmly welcome!

Ten Phases of Qi Cultivation

An Introduction to Qi Gong

Sunday  July 20th   2 – 5 p.m.

at NOLA Aikido

with Marilyn Yank   

The ancient practice of Qi Gong  (literally translated as “energy work”) combines breath, simple movements, and mental focus to promote and sustain deep healing in body, mind, and spirit. The result is increased vitality and well being. 

This 3 hour workshop will be both experiential and theoretical. 

Participants will learn a series of simple and replicable movements that will introduce the potential and power of Qi cultivation and mastery.

Marilyn Yank has been a student of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, meditation, and movement arts for most of her life and a teacher for the last 15 years.

She teaches Qi Gong  as a mind/body practice for increasing awareness, reducing stress, building internal strength, and clearing energy channels in the body to prevent disease, and promote overall health. 

Cost $35
($10 off for current NOLA Aikido Students/Parents)

To Register contact Marilyn




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3909 Bienville Street, Suite 103
New Orleans, LA 70119