Note: pre-registration is now open!  The deadline is August 29th, and you can pre-register securely online here. You can also download the seminar flyer with dates, times, and prices here.


Charles Colten Sensei, 4th Dan Aikikai, 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 Senseis Jan Nevelius and Jorma Lyly, and he is extremely grateful for and strongly influenced by many others including Senseis Mary Heiny, Hiroshi Ikeda, Takeshi Yamashima, Mitsugi Saotome, Siego Okamoto, John Stone, and Robin Cooper.


We are excited about Charles Sensei’s return to NOLA and hope you will be able to come join us for a fun and rewarding weekend of in-depth study and practice!  Charles Sensei is a highly gifted teacher and Aikidoist, and his seminars are growing in popularity around the US and abroad for the clarity, joy, precision, and deep connection he brings to the practice as well as for his ability to impart these qualities to students of all levels and experience.

For our out of town guests, some accommodations are available with NOLA Aikido members.  It is also possible to stay in the dojo.  For hotel or b and b recommendations or for other seminar information please contact us.

Aikidoists of all styles and affiliations are very warmly welcome!