Two Cranes Aikido and COVID-19

A Bow of Gratitude to the Spiritual Teachers who Inspire us

Kimberly Richardson

April 12th marks the one month anniversary of temporarily closing our Two Cranes Institute doors. Those first days of not training together on the mat seemed unimaginable. Now as we navigate this upside down covid virus time with uncertainty and clamor filling our lives, I newly consider what Aikido practice means to us as a community. As Aikidoists we are accustomed to moving together, touching each other; we engage physically, emotionally and martially as we grab and strike each other. We fall down and get back up. It's what we love...Read more


April 18, 2020

Kimberly Richardson

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Dear Two Cranes Community,

Greetings to you all from the Two Cranes Institute Board of Directors. In this letter, we want to provide a short overview of TCI’s continuity plan during the coronavirus pandemic - how we plan to provide safe and continuing training opportunities for adults, teens and young people; and the steps we are taking to sustain TCI financially and to keep our community connected spiritually over the next few months.

First, we have instituted a robust on-line training schedule including 22 youth, teen and adult classes...Read more


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