As if First Friday Denton was not already the most original event to come along in the history of Downtown Denton retail, we now have the The Dojo added to First Friday participants.
This from Jack Bieler of The Dojo –
“The Dojo is kind of a martial arts cooperative, with three groups representing our separate traditions. John Ray teaches Eishin-ryu Iaido (Japanese swordsmanship) and is directly connected to the Chiba Dojo and the Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Seitokai organization in Japan. Gregg Webber teaches Uechi-ryu Karate and is a member of the Uechi Ryu Kenyukai organization in Kadena, Okinawa. Jack Bieler teaches two arts, Tomiki-ryu Aikido and Shindo Muso-ryu Jodo, and is a student of Kaminoda Tsunemori, head of the Nihon Jodokai, in Tokyo. All of us consider what we do to be true art forms, not competition driven or profit motivated.
The last two months we have had special informal practice sessions on First Friday, with all three groups participating and an open door policy for visitors. The dojo websites are http://www.dentondojo.com and http://www.dentonaikido.com.
First Friday Denton is the original monthly event created to highlight the diverse business, music, art and restaurant scene in Denton, Texas. First Friday also acts as a conduit for individual artists and musicians to contact venues interested in hosting them for First Friday events.