BigRock Aikikai wants to celebrate the amazing girls in our dojo and support them on their paths to becoming great leaders in our Aikido community, which is why we've started Ferocious & Female, an initiative focused on empowering girls in Aikido. As one of the initiative's greatest endeavors yet, we are having a Ferocious and Female Overnight Camp to recognize the hard working girls in our dojo, all of whom are great role models for their fellow students and make BigRock Aikikai shine.
Sat Dec 11th
- 5:00-5:30 - drop-off
- 5:30-7:00 - Self-defense focused training
- 7:15-8:15 - Guest Speaker (TBA)
- 8:30-9:30 - History of Women in Aikido presentation
- Dinner and a Movie
Sun Dec 12th
- 7:30-8:30 - Self-defense focused training
- 8:30-9:15 - Awareness activities
- 9:15-10:15 - Breakfast
- 10:30-12:00 - Awareness activities
Cost $45 - Register here
This camp will take place Saturday December 11th - Sunday December 12th and is open to all girls practising in the Teen class or are brown belt and higher. The first class on Saturday will begin at 5:30 pm, but all participants are welcomed to be dropped off anytime between 5:00 and 5:30. The pick up time on Sunday will be at 12:00. Although we encourage the participants to sleep over, it isn't mandatory. Dinner is scheduled for around 9:30, the first class in the morning should start at 7:30, and breakfast will be around 9:15. This camp is jam-packed with a variety of different, unique activities, making it truly a camp like no other! Our senior girls have prepared many exciting events for the participants to enjoy and take part in, including an Awareness Scavenger Hunt by Sally C and Lauryn M, a slideshow on The History of Women in Aikido by Alex T, a Defence Seminar by Elizabeth L, and an all-new, mind-testing game by Cassie C! Everyone will get to learn important techniques and enhance their confidence and awareness skills, as well as interact with other girls their age and have a blast! Steve sensei, in addition to helping to deliver instruction at this event, will be present for all activities.