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Aikido Seminar:

Friday, February 4 (Held at Refresh Yoga Studio)
6:15pm - 9:15pm  Aikido Training

Saturday, February 5 (Held at Charles Houston Rec Center)
10:00am - 1:00pm  Aikido Training
3:00pm - 6:00pm  Aikido Training
6:00pm  Group Dinner (TBA)

Sunday, February 6 (Held at Jones Point Park)
9:00am - 12:00pm  Aikido Weapons

Registration:  Pre-registration required

Deadline for registration: Monday, January 31

Hosted by:  Ryushinkan Aikido

For any questions or details about this event, please contact

All participants must be fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus or have a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the seminar. All participants must wear a mask during training.

How to Prepare:

  • Register by Jan 31. Participants must be registered by Monday, Jan 31 to attend, and there will not be any registration during the event.

  • Bring your Bokken & Jo. Extra sets will not be available.

  • Bring a Tsuba (hand guard) for your bokken. Your bokken will need a proper-fitting tsuba, preferably in leather or rawhide for durability. If you need recommendations on where to buy one, please use the contact info below. Ryushinkan also makes and sells them and can do so if contacted by Jan 24 at

  • No aikido uniforms for outdoor training. Dress for the activity & weather. We recommend rugged and comfortable shoes, like hiking boots or sneakers with good cushioning, since we will be on pavement.

  • Bring your own water bottle. There is a water fountain by the bathroom house to fill up throughout the day.

  • We recommend dressing appropriately for cold weather for weapons training.

  • Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 virus



For Friday, Feb 4
Refresh Yoga Center
110 King St. 2nd Floor
Alexandria, VA

For Saturday, Feb 5
Charles Houston Recreation Center
911 Wythe St.
Alexandria, VA

For Sunday, Feb 6
Jones Point Park

Jones Point Park Parking, Jones Point Dr, Alexandria, VA

We will be about 5 bridge bays west of the river.

This location has excellent ventilation from it’s off-the-water breeze. It is under an enormous overpass that provides shelter from rain and thunderstorms. The ground is flat, well paved, and well kept, with a large parking lot and clean bathroom house. For those bringing family, there are 2 playgrounds and a frisbee-sized field just steps away, and plenty of fun shopping, cuisine, and activities nearby in Old Town Alexandria.

Recommended Lodging:

Free option: 

Ryushinkan members have a small number of couches and guest rooms. To request, please contact

There are alot of major hotel chains and AirBnBs nearby. Here are a few:


Residence Inn Old Town/Duke Street

Hampton Inn Old Town ALexandria/King St Metro

Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town

Hilton Alexandria Old Town

The above locations are about a 5 minute drive or half hour walk to Ryushinkan and Jones Point Park.


Hotel Indigo, Old Town Alexandria

The Alexandrian, Old Town Alexandria

The above locations are absolutely delightful, right near Ryushinkan and a 12 minute walk to the outdoor weapons location. These locations allow you to walk to everything, and be in the heart of the prettiest part of Old Town Alexandria, including all of its tourist attractions, cuisine, and shopping.

Friday, February 4, 2022, 6:00 PM until Sunday, February 6, 2022, 1:00 PM
Refresh Yoga Center
Jones Point Park
Charles Houston Recreation Center
Alexandria, VA  23242
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Alison W Lincoln
571-310-1622 (c)
Greg Noble
Registration is required before Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only