About Hinode Dojo

      Lyle Laizure began training Aikido under Ron Christenham Sensei at Sarpy Aikido Club in 1992. From 1996 to 1998 he served
as the youth instructor and Christenham Sensei's otomo. In 1998 he received permission from Christenham Sensei to form an
affiliate dojo. In the early days practices were held in various locations; parks, students backyards, school gymnasiums and even in
Sensei's apartment in Bellevue, NE.  After a short stint at the Benson Community Center Hinode Dojo found its current home at the
A.V. Sorensen Community Center in 2004.  In 2007 Hinode Dojo was formed into a limited liability company.

      In 1999, Laizure Sensei began studying Japanese swordsmanship under Eric McKillican Sensei when he attended a seminar
hosted by McKillican Sensei. He continued to study under McKillican Sensei when he changed styles to Shinkendo; until 2008
when McKillican Sensei relocated to California. It was at this time, with McKillican Sensei's blessing and Obata Kaiso's permission
that Laizure Sensei would lead Shinkendo in Nebraska and the Omaha Shinkendo Kai was absorbed into Hinode Dojo, LLC.

      Currenlty Laizure Sensei holds the rank of godan in Akido, toku-e in Shinkendo, and a nidan in Toyama Ryu. He also currently
studies and teaches nito ken, bojutsu and jojutsu.


      Our Aikido program is affiliated with Aikido of Hawaii International (AHI) and Aikikai International Honbu Dojo in Japan.

      Our Shinkendo, Bojutsu,
Nito Ryu and Toyama Ryu programs are affiliated with the International Shinkendo Federation, based
in L.A., California.

                Goo ni itte wa goo ni shitagae.
      (Follow the rules of the village you are in.)

      Adherence to etiquette is important. When an individual chooses to follow etiquette, and it is a choice, one chooses to honor
their sensei. Your behavior is always under scrutiny from others; other students, other schools, society as a whole. Your actions or
lack thereof reflects directly upon your sensei, dojo, organization, and the martial arts as a whole. To allow your actions to bring
embarrassment to your sensei, dojo, or organization is unconscionable.

                                                               Basic Etiquette:

Always bow when entering and leaving the dojo.

Always bow toward the shomen when entering and leaving the practice area.

Be on time. Class is opened and closed with a formal ceremony and it is important to be there for this reason. Sometimes being late
cannot be helped. If you are late you should wait patiently until you are motioned to join class.

When Sensei is demonstrating a technique, students should be seated in seiza, quietly.

Practice is for practice. Expressing your ideas is fine, but they should not be forced upon others. You are not the teacher. During
practice talking should be kept to a minimum.

NO eating, drinking, smoking, or chewing gum on the mat; during, before, or after practice.

NO jewelry is to be worn during practice. (Wedding rings are the exception)

Training equipment; practice weapons/dogi should be kept clean and in good repair.