Upcoming Events

Come get a taste of Aikido: a Martial Art of Peace for Every Body.  

We’ve growing and expanding and are excited to share all that we have to offer with you:

  • the dojo looks great with much larger viewing areas and changing rooms
  • we now have over 85 members
  • we now have a teaching staff of 7
  • and, best of all, the level of Aikido practice just continues to deepen as more and more students progress in the art and are able to help newer students in their progress

So why not come out and see how NOLA Aikido can help you meet your and your family’s fitness and wellness goals.

Please check out our website to learn more about what Aikido practice is like and how it can benefit you.

Feel free to contact us for more information.

And you can download your own copy of the flyer below with more information,

Please help us spread the word to all you think might be interested.  All are welcome!

NOLA Aikido Fall 2014 Open House-page-001

Lars Stjernstedt Kast



5th Dan Aikikai

Kenshinkai Aikido

(Gotland, Sweden)


NOLA Aikido

New Orleans,

Louisiana, USA

November 14-16, 2014

(First Class Begins: Friday, 6:30 p.m.;

Last Class Ends: Sunday,1:00 p.m.)

More information,  Seminar Flyer, Pre-Registration Page coming in early October.

We are very excited to once again welcome Lars Sensei back to one of his favorite cities and groups of Aikidoists for another fun and enriching weekend of relaxed, sharp, precise and highly connected Aikido with a one of Endo Sensei’s favorite ukes, a very gentle and powerful practitioner of our shared art.

If you are traveling from out of town we can help with accommodations.  Space is available to stay in our dojo, or we can recommend b and b’s, hotels, and hostels near the dojo.  Feel free to contact us here if you would like help with any of these options or have other questions about the seminar by clicking here.

The Facebook event page for the seminar is already open here and will be continually updated as the seminar approaches.

 Aikidoists of all styles and affiliations are most welcome!

And please help spread the word by forwarding this email to anyone you think might like to join us!

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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NOLA Aikido
3909 Bienville Street, Suite 103
New Orleans, LA 70119