January 27th, 28th and 29th, 2017


We are excited to host Mary Heiny Sensei, Rokudan, at South Austin Aikido in January 2017.

For more than forty years, Mary Heiny Sensei has followed a path of physical and spiritual inspiration as a student and teacher of Aikido.

We enthusiastically invite Aikido students of all traditions to join us.

COST: $150 Full Seminar – $100 Any Two Sessions – $50 Any One Session

Times: Fri. Jan. 27th 6-7:30pm – Sat. Jan. 28th 10am-12pm; 2:30-4:30pm; 7:00pm Potluck – Sun. Jan. 29th 10am-12pm

For more info please contact: Richard Moore or Todd Kammerer Sensei –


No SAA Classes on Sunday, 10/23

We will not have any classes on this Sunday due to the Greg Olson Seminar at Rising Sun Aikido this weekend (10/21-10/23).

Jesse and Tony playing around before class

Jesse Spears throwing Tony Gaddis before class. The thumbs up at the end was attempting to get a confirmation from David that he actually got this video (we’ve had issues in the past ;).

Attacks: Mune tsuki

Techniques: Mostly Irimi nage (omote version), with a kote gaeshi in the middle.

Pronunciation and definitions:
* Mune tsuki: A punch to the midsection. Sounds like moo-nay-skee, although the last syllable starts with a barely audible “t” sound, which isn’t natural for most English speakers, so most people don’t pronounce it).

* Irimi: Entering. Sounds like ee-ree-mee.

* Nage: Throw. Sounds like naw-gay

* Omote: To the front, or in front of. Sounds like Oh-mo-tay (long O sounds).

* Uke: The attacker (or, literally, the one who is thrown). Sounds like oo-kay.

* Kote gaeshi: Wrist turning. Sounds like coat-tay-guy-she

So, irimi nage is an entering throw. Omote means it was to the front of uke.