Congratulations! Roy has been promoted to master level, sixth degree black belt and Heather to seventh. It was a total surprise and we both feel honored. We appreciate all our students over the years who have asked the tough questions that have kept us learning. Thank you to all our friends and mentors who have helped us along the way. We look forward to many years of teaching to come.
Congratulations, Patty, on your promotion to yellow belt! We're so glad to have you in class and look forward to many more happy mat hours with you!
Congratulations Cory, on earning your brown belt! We're so happy to have you in class. You'll be a black belt before you know it.
Congratulations, Ernie, on your promotion to orange belt! You're learning tons and will have your black belt before you know it!
Congratulations, Ernie on your yellow belt promotion! You're doing great and we're so glad to have you in class!
Congratulations, Cory, on earning your green belt! You are doing great with your online classes and we love having class with you!
Congratulations, Sosa, on your new orange belt promotion! You have been doing great with your online video classes and we are very proud of you. You will have a black belt before you know it.
Congratulations to our new orange and yellow belts! We are so pleased with all the hard work everyone is doing while attending our online video classes. Even though we couldn't do regular demos, we are very excited to recognize the progress everyone is doing during the COVID19 shutdown. Keep up the good work, and you'll be black belts before you know it!
Congratulations to Cory and Chance on your yellow belt promotions last night! You guys did great and we're very proud of how much you've learned in such a short time. Keep up the good work and you'll be black belts before you know it!
I was recently asked if we post our rank requirements for promotion. I have uploaded them to the Class Information page, but you can also download them here. As you might notice, it's fairly easy to build your skills to earn your black belt with regular practice.
We do not have tests, as such. Rather, our philosophy is that when you are doing a demonstration for promotion, it is a demonstration of skills you have already shown us you have mastered. You have already earned your rank. But, it is good practice for getting over stage fright, building confidence, and celebrating your hard work.
We never charge for promotions. You have come to class, participated, learned skills, and formed lasting bonds of friendship. You have earned your rank for yourself. Enjoy your rewards! We are proud of you!
A great big thank you goes out to David Lusk for teaching our Jodo seminar last weekend! It was a huge success and a lot of fun. We had a fantastic turnout and look at all the smiles and promotions. Everyone learned a lot and a great time was had by all. Thank you for making it such a wonderful event, everyone. We hope to see you again soon.
Congratulations, Laval and Dawson, on your Orange Belt promotions! You guys are doing great and learning fast. We're very proud of you both!
I love this happy yellow belt promotion photo from Lucky Dog Dojo! Congratulations, Whitney Lesiuk! You're doing great!
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Congratulations, Ryu, on your green belt promotion! You have been working hard and we are very proud of you!
We have a great, big, congratulations to our very own Jessica Hilliam for opening her own school at the community center on Granville Island in downtown Vancouver!
Lucky Dog Dojo
False Creek Community Centre
1318 Cartwright Street
Granville Island (next to the water park)
Weekly classes on Saturdays from 1:30-3:00pm
$125/6 sessions (first period starts Sep 16, next one is Oct 28)
falsecreekcc.ca for more info and payment online when available (still showing Spring/Summer 2017 right now)
Jess Hilliam, Sensei
She is doing fantastic and will be an excellent instructor! We highly encourage everyone to sign up with her!
Now, for the sad news... As some of you already know, Denman Fitness is set to close their doors soon due to the hotel being closed and sold for condos. As a result, we will also be closing for the time being. Our last class will be on Thursday, August 31. But, we plan on joining Jess on her new adventures with Lucky Dog Dojo. Join us there!
Please feel free to contact any of the three of us with any questions you may have.
Congratulations, Jess on your brown belt promotion during the Windsong Dojo seminar! We are so proud of you.
Heather and Roy Gawlick love Aikido and have a passion for sharing it with others. They hope you'll catch the Aikido bug, too!
Shinju Dojo Aikido Martial Arts School in Longview / Kelso, Washington