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388 Buffalo Creek Road, Thermopolis, Wyoming 82443, United States
We are temporarily closed due to (non- pandemic) medical issues. We should reopen when pandemic is over.
Welcome to the “Aikido of Thermopolis” web site. The Aikido of Thermopolis dojo (school) is in the BARN at 388 Buffalo Creek Road, about 4 miles south of the town of Thermopolis, WY, Wyoming. (see map below).
I have established this site primarily as a gateway to the wonderful world of Aikido for those in the area interested in learning about and practicing this Japanese martial art that emphasizes respect for others, harmonious relationships, and peaceful conflict resolutions. Of course, visitors to the area are welcome, as well. Aikido has helped me in my personal development and I want to share what I have learned with my neighbors.
Specific training availability information is posted on the page/tab titled “Classes.”
You can contact me at: ThermopolisAikido@att.net.
or Cell: (775) 741-5743 or (307) 840-0011
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Hope to see you there.
My name is Reginald (Reggie) Reid and I am a 4th Degree (Yon Dan) Black Belt (March 2015). You may have noticed me wearing a sling in the accompanying photo. The sling is wore, with a belly strap, to stabilize my right arm, which was paralyzed in a motor cycle accident in 1973. I have seriously studied Aikido since 1993. Most of my training has been through the Aikido of Reno (NV) Dojo (school) under Vince Salvatore Sensei (6th Dan). Also, I've participated in numerous seminars with several high ranking Aikido Sensei (teachers), including Morihiro Saito Shihan (9th Dan, Deceased, Iwama, Japan), his son Hitohiro Saito Shihan (Iwama, Japan), Bill Witt Shihan (8th Dan, Silicon Valley, CA), Pat Hendricks (7th Dan) Shihan (San Lorenzo, CA), Patrick Cassidy (Switzerland), Miles Kessler (6th Dan, Tel Aviv, Israel), Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei (7th Dan, Boulder, CO), Mary Heiny Shihan (Seattle, WA) Gregory Olson Sensei (Boseman, MT), Aviv Goldberg Sensei (Fredericksburg, VA). In 2007, I traveled to Japan to train at different dojoswith 20 other students from Aikido of Reno and Vince Salvatore Sensei. We spent 11 days traveling around Japan, training at various Aikido dojos including the Hombu Dojo and international Aikikai Foundation Headquarters in Tokyo with Moriteru Ueshiba (the Founder's grandson) and the Shin-Shin Aiki Shuren-kai dojo in Iwama. In addition, I am the chief instructor at the Aikido of Thermopolis Dojo and have participated as an instructor at several seminars at the Aikido of Reno dojo, Henderson Aikido, Henderson, NV and the River of Life Martial Arts & Wellness Center, Ft. Washington, PA.
Regular Classes are M thru Th evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Classes generally consist of warmups & stretching exercises, basis body mechanics drills, empty-hand &/or weapons taechniques. Weapons include a wooden sword (Ken), staff (Jo), & wooden knife (Tanto). Safety is our prime concern during training, so learning to fall safely is important. Since we train with a partner, respecting your partner’s ability, physical cond is also of great importance.
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