Dear Aikido Friends and Family,


It is with regret and frustration that I will not be able to enjoy the full year of seminars I had been looking forward to. Each year starts for me with the wonderful expectation of sharing Aikido with so many long term friends and meeting new Aikido students and teachers. However, last Saturday I fell by tripping on the uneven concrete so common in my neighborhood. I took a bad fall and tore off one rotator cuff tendon and tore another one badly, both on the left side. I will need surgery and long rehab and my be out of action for 5 months or so. Not how any of us would want to start the new year. However, everyone is being understanding and I am confident I can, with the help of my friends, get through this and be better than ever.

Everyone take care of themselves and lets meet on the mat at a future date.



Mary Heiny

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