Happy autumn! It's a great time to start Aikido! Stop by and visit to find out more about Aikido and our great dojo community!
Aikido in the Time of COVID
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are practicing as safely as possible. Check out the dojo schedule listed below or come meet us for weapons class at Duke Park at 9:30 AM on Saturdays as long as it's not raining! Everyone welcome!
To maintain the safety of our dojo community, we require that all new students are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Now that Durham has lifted its mask mandate, we are not requiring masks for indoor classes. Students and visitors should wear masks if they are more comfortable doing so. If you are sick - with COVID or anything else - please do not come to the dojo. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!
Questions? Email us at info@TriangleAikido.com
STAY SAFE AND BE WELL.
2023 Dojo Schedule
Adult Aikido for ages 13 and older:
Monday: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 - 7:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Also: Saturday 9:30 - 11:15 AM at dojo or Duke Park (Please send an email to info@TriangleAikido.com if you are interested in attending a Saturday morning class!)
Jodo and Iaido: Contact info@TriangleAikido.com before joining.
Sunday: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
BAD's Goju-Ryu Taijutsu for children 6-13:
On hiatus through January 2024
NC Systema (separate fees from Triangle Aikido):
Wednesday: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Friday: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Tai Chi Collaborative has moved their classes to a different site. Please visit their website for more information.
Contact info@TriangleAikido.com for more info!
Beginner Aikido in 2023
Is learning Aikido in 2023 one of your new year's resolutions? We're here for you. With one-on-one instruction in a safe and physically-distanced, in-person setting, we'll introduce you to the foundations of Aikido and have you moving, learning, and exploring movement. You are welcome to watch a class any evening Monday through Thursday at the dojo . Contact us at info@TriangleAikido.com or 919-886-5415 for more information today!
Saturdays in the Park
We started practicing outside when we couldn't have classes at the dojo and were finding new ways to practice together. Now we're hooked on Aikido in the Park! Join us Saturday mornings at 9:30 AM at Duke Park for weapons practice. When it's precipitating or below 40 degrees, meet us at the dojo! Bring water; masks optional. We have jo and bokken to share. Hope to see you there.
Please come watch a class! Visitors are always welcome in our dojo.
Have questions? Send us an email at info@TriangleAikido.com.
Dojo News and Events
Congratulations to John and Shannon!
We're super-proud of Shannon and John for great 5th kyu demonstrations! They both show up and work hard and bring great energy to the dojo. Looking forward to watching them advance!
2023 Fall Seminar
2023 Spring Seminar!
Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our 2023 Spring Seminar with Hiroshi Tajiri Shihan, Mark Hazelrigg Sensei, and Charlene Reiss Sensei. It was great to be back in seminar mode with so many friends - some new and many we've known for a lot of years. We're looking forward to hosting more seminars and seeing more folks in our dojo!
Congratulations to Katie!
Congratulations to Lea, John, and Shannon!
Great big round of applause for Lea on her promotion to 3rd kyu and Shannon and John on their promotions to 6th kyu. They had excellent demonstrations and made us proud. Thanks to everyone who participated and supported the demonstration! We're grateful to all students who have helped John, Shannon, and Lea hone their skills by coming to class and sharing the mat!
More photos coming soon!
NC Systema comes to Triangle Aikido!
Congratulations to Vivian & Bob!
Congratulations to Bob and Vivian on excellent belt demonstrations! Both performed well and knew their stuff. Thanks, too, to all of the students who participated to take ukemi for the demonstrators. Congratulations on attaining 1st kyu, Bob! Congratulations on reaching 4th kyu, Vivian!
Check out the Dojo Photos page for more snaps from the demonstrations!
NEW! Goju-Ryu Taijutsu for children 6-13 years old!
Triangle Aikido is delighted to partner with Budo Academy of Durham to offer classes for younger students! Please join Arssante Malone Sensei on Thursdays and Saturdays for lessons in Goju-ryu taijutsu. More information on the Martial Arts for Children page.
"The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter." -- Morihei Ueshiba