Dear Aikido Friends and Family,


As many of you already know, I injured myself in January and needed surgery to repair my rotator cuff. I am now three weeks after surgery and doing well. PT will start in another week. I had to, for the first time ever, cancel seminars. It is so hard to not be able to fulfill my commitments. Now I will be starting some modified teaching starting in Tucson in early April. Please check the new calendar page.


I have been so lucky to have the ongoing support of many friends. My goal and my hope is to become able to teach with a stronger body going forward into the year. I can’t wait to get back on the mat. I should be more healthy with each seminar.


With affection and respect,






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Heiny Sensei was promoted to 7th Dan in January 2018.