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January 2012 / 2 posts found

A Wonderful Celebration at Aikido Del Mar

January 22, 2012 @ 9:24 am
by Flo Li
Bonjour! We had another successful Kagami Biraki celebration this year. There was a spectrum of demonstrations on the mats from the youngest participants to well-seasoned aikidokas. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msk_Ak1MkC4]   Congratulations to all the students demonstrated an aspect of aikido they were working on and we are excited to see more progress throughout the year of 2012! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IVtacphwHU]   A special appreciation goes to Tomoko (Thomas's mother) for taking time out of her busy schedule to prepare this year's mochi soup as part of our yearly Kagami Biraki tradition. It was also beautiful to see parents helping put away the mats with such [...]

Welcoming 2012!

January 7, 2012 @ 9:27 pm
by Flo Li
Happy New Year Everyone! It is that time of the year again where students of aikido can officially kick off another year of training by a tradition of reflecting on the past year and rededicating to the new year called Kagami Biraki (鏡開き). Aikido Del Mar will host our Kagami Biraki celebration on Saturday January 21st, 2012 from 11am to 1pm. It is our tradition to have all students (Aiki-Kids, Aiki-Youth and Adult) meet on the mats together. Each student will demonstrate some aspect of aikido one's working on. Note: parking on Saturdays will be busy from now on since the Boys [...]