Saturday, January 25, 2014
at Baltimore Aikido
10:00 a.m.: Training
12:00 p.m.: Potluck Lunch
Guest Instructor: Robert Deppe sensei
Baltimore Aikido presents a celebration of Kagami Biraki and a celebration of our new location, with instruction by Robert Deppe sensei of Aikido Shobukan Dojo.
During Kagami Biraki, we celebrate new beginnings. We remember the Shinto myth of how the kami of merriment, Ameno-Uzume, used a bronze mirror to lure Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun, out from her cave to restore sunlight to the earth. When Amaterasu peeked outside from her long stay in the dark, a ray of light called “dawn” escaped, and the goddess was dazzled by her own reflection in the mirror.
The celebration and instruction will start at 10:00 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch at noon.