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November 2015 / 3 posts found

Next Test Date – Dec 19th, 2015

November 17, 2015 @ 4:11 am
by Flo Li
Good Day Everyone, Congratulations to all the students attended the Utada seminar last weekend. We all had a wonderful time learning different aspects of aikido - especially weapons training and freestyle training. You can view the sunset beach bokken training and beach tanto training videos on the VIDEO page of our website. We are very happy to see all the progress everyone's making. We have now scheduled our next belt and kyu test on December 19th and test preparation is already underway. Each class will be testing during their normal Saturday class hours. If you need extra private sessions before [...]

Black Belt Essay Question and Answer by Huy Nguyen

November 17, 2015 @ 12:23 am
by Flo Li
Huy Nguyen's Black Belt Test Essay Question Given by Kevin Pickard Sensei - "If Aikio is supposed to be natural, harmonious and effortless, why is it so difficult, exhausting and frustrating?" Answer: Let's analyze each aspect of Aikido: 1. Natural: Look around us, either in a macroscale like the universe and planets or a micro one like the ball of the pens, we'll find that things are natural in circular or spherical shapes. Circular/spherical objects are optimal for movements, for example, the wheels of the cars, the cogs of the watches, the turbines of the rockets, all are circular. Aikido [...]

A Goodbye Letter from Aiki-Youth Student Eeshan Zele

November 17, 2015 @ 12:09 am
by Flo Li
When I first started Aikido, I didn't know what it was. I thought it was like all the other martial arts. After training for about a year or so, I understood that unlike other martial arts, you have to use the other person's aggressive energy and turn it into your own peaceful energy. Kevin sensei and Flo sensei helped me understand this. All of you helped me to learn this and many other things like patience. Aikido helped me in a lot of ways. My grades are excellent whenever I'm training in aikido. It helped me be more focused, be [...]