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News from the Sensei : Houston Student Page
Posted by JGarcia on 2011/12/7 15:31:50 (35383 reads)

Report on the statistics of the students of Jorge Garcia.
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Shudokan School of Aikido is located at Samurai Martial Arts, 17111 Kieth Harrow, Houston, Texas 77084. There is a map on this website to the location.

Weekly Aikido Schedule

Monday
6pm - 7pm / Children & Adult Aikido
7:15pm - 8:15pm / Adult Aikido


Tuesday
12 noon - 1pm / Adults
7pm - 8:15pm / Adults

Wednesday
6pm - 7pm / Children & Adult Aikido
7:15pm - 8:15pm / Adult Aikido

Thursday
12 noon - 1pm / Adults
7pm - 8:15pm / Adults

Friday
12 noon - 1pm Adult Aikido

Saturday
11am - 12:30pm / Adults - Morning
3pm - 4:15pm / Children & Adults

Sunday
8am - 9:30am / Adult Aikido

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Current Shudokan School of Aikido Practice Log as of 12-10-2017
(Website will be updated tonight)

Name-Rank-Days practiced-(Minimum days/hrs required for next exam)

Adults
1. Jorge Garcia, 5th dan
2. Joe Cavazos - 4th dan - (at Sensei's discretion - Exam 2014)
3. Weldon Mauney - 4rd dan - (at Sensei's discretion - Exam 2015)
4. Debbie Chambers - 2nd dan 706.5 days (4 yrs & 600 hours)
4. Carol Harkness - 2nd dan 208 days - (4 years & 600 hours)
5. Ronald Oltmanns - 2nd dan 176.5 days - (4 years & 600 hours)
6. Jeff Evans - 2nd dan - 57.25 days - (4 years & 600 hours)
7. Raymond Villalba - 2nd dan - 24.5 days - (4 years & 600 hours)
7. Lee Kaplan - 2nd dan - 86.25 days - (4 years & 600 hours)
8. Gary Ivy - 1st dan - 159.5 hours - (2.5 years & 400 hours)
9. Andy Nguyen - 1st dan - 156.5 hours - (2.5 years & 400 hours)
10. Mario Lopez (dad) - 1st dan 8.25 hrs - (2.5 years & 400 hours)
11. William Congdon - 1st kyu 363.5 hrs - (125 hours for next rank)
12. Andy Croft - 1st kyu - 117.5 hours - (125 hours for next rank)
13. Sebastian Lehnherr - 1st kyu 91.75 hrs - (125 hrs for next rank)
14. Korigan Croft - 2nd kyu - 2.75 hours - (120 hours for next rank)
15. Reggie Wills - 2nd kyu - 8.75 hrs - (120 hrs for next rank)
16. Jim Le - 3rd kyu 22.75 hours - (100 hours for next rank)
17. Berta Lopez - 3rd kyu - 101.25 hrs - (100 hrs for next rank)
18. Derek Perry - 4th kyu 45 hours - (80 hours for next rank)
19. Michael Crabtree II - 4th kyu 40.75 hrs - (80 hrs for next rank
20. Brian Windham 4th kyu 10.75 hrs (80 hrs for next rank)
21. Siobhan Harkness - 5th kyu 15.75 hrs - (60 hrs for next rank)
22. Markus Oltmanns - 5th kyu 4.5 hrs - (60 hrs for next rank)
23. Moses St. Jacques - 6th kyu - 48.5 hrs - (50 hrs for next rank)
24. Alec Obenza - 6th kyu - 34.75 hrs - (50 hrs for next rank)
25. Rebekah Rogers - 6th kyu - 32.5 hrs - (50 hrs for next rank)
25. Edwin Soto - 6th kyu - 2.5 hrs - (50 hrs for next rank)
26. Robert Fritz - 6th kyu - 1 hrs - (50 hrs for next rank)
27. Quang Nguyen - 6th kyu - 5.5 hrs - (50 hrs for next rank)
28. Zara Majidpour 6th kyu 2 hrs (20 hrs for next rank)
29. Ed Osborn - 7th kyu 11.75 hrs - (30 hrs for next rank)
30. J. Manuel Manrique - 7th kyu 12.5 hrs - (30 hrs for next rank)
31. James Ronquillo - 7th kyu - 17.25 hrs - (30 hrs for next rank)
32. Jason Flockton - 7th kyu - 7.25 hrs - (30 hrs for next rank)
33. Thu Nguyen - 7th kyu 16.25 hrs - (30 hrs for next rank)
34. David Mirth 7th kyu 20.75 hrs (30 hrs for next rank)
34. Grace St Paul - 7th kyu - 11.25 hrs - (30 hrs for next rank)
34. Paul St. Jacques - 8th kyu - 19.75 hrs - (20 hrs for next rank)
35. John Nguyen - 8th kyu - 6 hrs - (20 hrs for next rank)
36. Lili Julia Calvo - 8th kyu - 3 hrs - (20 hrs for next rank)
37. Hieu Houng - unranked - 11 hrs - (15 hrs for next rank)
38. Willson Escudero - unranked - 11.5 hrs - (15 hrs for next rank)
38. Jennifer Balcazar - unranked - 3 hrs - (15 hrs for next rank)

Youth & Children
1. Carolina Anota - Shodan-ho(4) - (177)58 - (80)(BBT)
2. Mario Lopez (s) - Shodan-ho(4) - (187.5)47.5 hrs - (80) (BBT)
3. Christian Lopez - 7th kyu/C - 6 hours - (60 hours)
4. Samantha Anota - 8th kyu/C - 44 hours (50 hours)
5. Itzayana Lopez - 8th kyu/C - 24 hours (50 hours)
6. Anna Le - 8th kyu/C - 9 hours (50 hours)
7. Ryan Le - 8th kyu/C - 8 hours (50 hours)
8. Eugenio Alves - 8th kyu/C 12 hours - (50 hours)
9. Brendan Luu - 8th kyu/A - 15 hours - (45 hours)
10. Jennifer Ocampo - 8th kyu/A - 9 hours (45 hours)
11. Etienne LeBlanc - 8th kyu/A - 6 hours - (45 hours)
12. Aleksandra Sarabian - 8th kyu/A - 3 hours (45 hours)
13. Toviah Eleogben - 8th kyu/A - 2 hours (45 hours)
14. Johan Ocampo - 9th kyu/D - 27 hours (45 hours)
15. Ethan Parker - 9th kyu/C - 9 hours (40 hours)
15. Luca Lehnherr - 9th kyu/B - 5 hours (40 hours)
16. Midori Osawa - 9th kyu/B - 27 hours (40 hours)
17. Nobuya Osawa - 9th kyu/B - 19 hours (40 hours)
18. Alexander L Rodriguez - 9th kyu/A - 3 hours (30 hours)
19. Adrien LeBlanc - 10th kyu/B - 17 hours (30 hours)
20. David MacLeod - 10th kyu/B - 16 hours (30 hours)
21. Natalia Monterroza 10th kyu/B - 15 hours (30 hours)
22. Elias Villalba - 10th kyu/A - 4 hours - (20 hours)
22. Ily Lehnherr - 10th kyu/A - 3 hours (20 hours)
23. Emerson R. Lemus - 10th kyu/A - 15 hours (20 hours)
24. Zane Flockton - 10th kyu/7 hours (20 hours)
25. Mario Monterroza - 10th kyu/A - 9 hours (20 hours)
26. Anthony Puerto - 10th kyu/A - 7 hours (20 hours)
27. Alain Nguyen - P3 - 4 hours (20 hours)
28. Sebastian Chemaly - P2 - 18 hours (20 hours)
29. Vincent Nguyen - P2 - 21 hours (20 hours)
30. Dominick Ronquillo - P2 - 14 hours (20 hours)
30. Yeshua Hernandez - P1 - 6 hours (20 hours)
31. Cammi Chambers - unranked - 16 hours (20 hours)
31. Mateo Balcazar - unranked - 13 hours (20 hours)
31. Lilly Ronquillo - unranked - 13 hours (20 hours)
32. Samantha (Sami) Reid - unranked - 13 hours (20 hours)
33. Albert Flores - unranked - 16 hours (20 hours)
34. Jason Flores - unranked - 17 hours (20 hours)

Total - 38 Adults and 34 Children = 72 Total active students

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Philosophy of Aikido Curriculum - This program is optional.

Aikido is an art that cannot be understood apart from its general philosophy. For those interested in the philosophy of the Art, we have available a curriculum that can guide the student from the beginning to advanced stages. An example of the curriculum and text books are listed below. These books do not represent articles of belief or affirmation but are historical records and opinions on the background and basis of the art. We are flexible and do make adjustments for individual preferences. If you study the philosophy of the art, you have obtain a complete martial arts education.

A website is in production now to house the complete program below online for users both within and outside our dojo.
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For those participating, the curriculum will be as follows:

7th kyu
The Book of Aikido Wisdom by Jorge Garcia
(Selected portions will be sent to you by email. This book is still in progress. The Study guide is not available now)

6th kyu
Budo Mind and Body by Nicklaus Suino
IBSN 0-8348-0568-5
(Study Guide is available by email from Garcia Sensei)

5th kyu
Bushido: The Warrior's Code by Inazo Nitobe
IBSN 0-89750-031-8
and
Code of the Warrior: Exploring Warrior Values: Past and Present
IBSN 0-6477-9756-8

4th kyu
Aikido for Self Discovery by Stan Waobel
IBSN 0-7387-0060-6
and
Aikido Shugyo by Gozo Shioda
(This book must be ordered from Shindokan books.)
www.shindokanbooks.com/shugyo.shtml

3rd kyuū
Aikido, The Peaceful Martial Art by Stefan Stenudd
www.stenudd.com/aikido/aikidobook.htm
and
Kodo, Ancient Ways by Kensho Furuya
ISBN-10: 0897501365

2nd Kyu
The Art of Aikido: Principles and Essential Teachings by Kisshomaru Ueshiba
IBSN 4-7700-2945-4
and
Enlightenment in Aikido by Kancho Sunadomari
ISBN-10: 1556434871

1st Kyu
Invincible Warrior, a Pictorial Biography of Morihei Ueshiba by John Stephens
IBSN 1-57062-075-x
or
A Life in Aikido: The Biography of Founder Morihei Ueshiba by Kisshomaru Ueshiba
IBSN 4-77002617-X

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1st degree black belt
The Spirit of Aikido by Kisshomaru Ueshiba
IBSN 0870118501

2nd degree black belt
The Heart of Aikido by John Stephens
ISBN-10: 4770031149

3rd degree black belt
The Secret Teachings of Aikido by John Stephens
ISBN-10: 4770030304

4th degree black belt

Philosophy and Spirituality from 4 points of view (Select one)

1) A Psychiatric view
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
IBSN - 13:978-0-7432-4315-5
also
Exploring the Road Less Traveled, A Study Guide for Small Groups
IBSN - 0-671-62054-1

2) A Psychological view
The Farther Reaches of Human Nature by Abraham Maslow
IBSN 0-14-019470-3
or
Religions, Values, and Peak Experiences by Abraham Maslow
IBSN0 0-14-019487-8

3) A New Age view
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
IBSN 978-0-452-28996--3

4) A Christian view
The Making of the New Spirituality by James A. Herrick
IBSN 0830832793

5) An Aikido view
Aikido and the Harmony of Nature by Mitsugi Saotome
IBSN 0-87773-655-6
or
The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido by William Gleason
IBSN 0-89281-508-6

6) A Japanese Budo view
Budo Perspectives edited by Andrew Bennett
IBSN 4-9901694-3-3

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Auxiliary list for additional study.

Ki and the Way of the Martial Arts by Kenji Tokitsu
IBSN 9781570629983
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(Ages 14 and up are counted with the adults)
* Children and Adults train separately
** Beginners classes are optional. Any regular student may attend a beginners class and beginners may also attend any regular class.

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