Month: February 2023

Spring 2023 Aikido Gleason Sensei Seminar

Experience a rare opportunity to train with world-class Aikido instructor, William Gleason, in the SDC Fitness Studio March 17-19! Gleason Shihan will focus on the internal applications of Aiki to one’s Aikido practice. We encourage all of our Aikido brothers and sisters to join us for the training.


  • Session 1: Friday, March 17, 8:15-10:15pm
  • Session 2: Saturday, March 18, 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Session 3: Saturday, March 18, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Session 4: Sunday, March 19, 12:00-2:30pm
  • Full Seminar (all 4 sessions) – Registration closes March 17, 11:59pm EST.

Open to all who are interested. Must be at least 16 years old OR adult chaperone and approval from the Seminar Coordinator, Mark Campbell-Olszewski, to participate.  Previous martial arts experience is helpful but not required.


MTU Students/Aikido Club Members
Full Seminar (all 4 sessions) $125
Individual Session $35

General Public
Full Seminar (all 4 sessions) $150
Individual Session $40


Contact Mark Campbell-Olszewski, Seminar Coordinator, at

PADI Open Water SCUBA Course

Registration for the next Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Open Water SCUBA Course opens tomorrow, Friday (February 10) at 8 a.m.!

The course is conducted over two weekends and includes:

  • Ten hours of academic instruction (some coursework to be completed independently),
  • Ten hours of confined water training (SDC Pool), and
  • Four certification dives in Lake Superior (Marquette).

Upon registration, students will be given all required reading material and paperwork to complete prior to the start of the course. Students must be 18 years old and be able to swim 200 yards comfortably.

Course Dates and Times:

  • Friday, March 24 — 5-10 p.m., SDC
  • Saturday, March 25 — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., SDC
  • Sunday, March 26 — 8 a.m. to noon, SDC
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16, or Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 — Open Dives in Marquette (exact location and time TBA)

Cost is $575 per person (includes all instruction, fees and training materials). The deadline to register is March 17.