Good day everyone, first of all, we wish you a happy holiday week. There's NO CLASS ON THANKSGIVING DAY this Thursday November 24, 2016 - as we will be sharing this time with our family and friends. Next, we would like to remind you that our next test date is set for Saturday, December 10th, 2016 during normal classes. Test preparation is underway and we will be inviting students to test for their promotions in the next week. To help kids, youth, and adult students to prepare for testing, we will be offering a few private classes to assist. The sign up sheet will [...]
Osu! This weekend is our annual Utada Kancho Seminar Weekend. Here's the schedule below: Friday 3:00-4:30pm beach bokken training at Moonlight Beach Friday 5:00-6:30pm bonfire dinner at Moonlight Beach (all students and families are invited to the bonfire dinner) Saturday 11:00-11:45am aikido family class in Aikido Del Mar Saturday 12:00-4:00pm Utada Kancho Seminar in Aikido Del Mar Saturday 5:30-7:30pm Dinner with Kancho at Flo Sensei's House (all students and families are invited to dinner with kancho) Sunday 9:30am-11:00am beach tango training at Moonlight Beach Sunday 11:30am-2:00pm aikido philosophy and training in Encinitas Aikido Sunday 3:30pm-5:00pm sailing with Kancho Monday 6:00-7:00am [...]
Our next test is less than two weeks away! Each class will be testing during the normal scheduled class time on Saturday. Aiki-Kids 11:00-11:45am Aiki-Youth 11:45-12:30pm Adults 12:30-2:00pm Extra training session is this Saturday from 10:30am-11:00am for anyone interested. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or requests. OSU!
REMINDER: Kenshu class for advanced students of brown belt candidates, black belt candidates, and current black belts starts today. There are six sessions in this series, and the dates are: Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 12, Mar 19 Due to Kenshu classes, our normal adult class will end at 1:30pm instead of 2:00pm. Kenshu training is from 1:30pm-3:00pm. Please be warmed up and ready to go. Cost per class is $15. Please give your payment to Flo sensei in full today as you inform us the dates of your expected attendance. Let us know if you [...]
Payet Shihan will be visiting us in San Diego the first weekend of March. Mark your calender and don't miss a chance to learn from one of the true aikido masters of our time. We have opened early-registration to our out-of-town aikido friends as of January. Registration is now open for our students with discounted pricing extended until January 30th. Let us know if you have any questions. Here's a little bit about Jacques Payet Shihan from wikipedia.
Good Day Everyone,Please mark your calender for our annual Aikido New Year Celebration to kick start the next training year. This celebration called Kagami Biraki (鏡開き) is a Japanese traditional celebration which translates to "Opening the Mirror". It calls for each of us to take a closer look at ourselves, seek ways to gave up our bad habits, and commit to a deeper level of self-improvement. This is also the opportunity that all students from both locations and all classes will gather on the mats at the same time to demonstrate what they are learning in aikido. Date: Saturday, January [...]
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 [...]
Registration is now open for the November Utada Kancho Seminar - come and join the FUN! This 3-day seminar includes beach bokken training, explanation of all controls, focused weapons training, and the philosophical and mystical aspects of aikido. Don't forget to bring a notebook! Some of you have attended last year's session with an introduction to attack and counter-attacks using the bokken, jo, and tanto. I have heard from several students that they really enjoyed this new form of weapons training we don't normally teach in our dojo. Some students enjoyed using the internal movement of ki to unbalance uke. [...]
Our next test date for the Kids, Youth, and Adult classes are scheduled for September 19th. We will begin test training starting the last week of August. During training, we will be watching all the students to see who is putting in the effort to prepare for test. During the second week of September, we will decide which student will be invited to test. Let us know if you have any questions! OSU, Aikido Del Mar
Hello students and parents, We are hosting a demonstration which includes all three classes on Saturday, August 1st from 11:00 am - 12:30pm, followed by a traditional potluck lunch. This demonstration provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate what each student is learning in class, as well as give many beginner students their first experience demonstrating what they know in front of an audience. Each student will demonstrate something, whether it be a roll, fall, or a technique learned in class. Nothing needs to be perfect, but making your best effort is what we are looking for. It will be up to [...]