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10-year Mugenjuku Aikido Celebration in Kyoto

March 28, 2019 @ 4:07 pm
by Flo Li
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Our 10-year Mugenjuku Aikido Celebration brought so many of us together in Kyoto and many more witnessed the journey on social media. Aikido Del Mar was here too with Kevin sensei, Tomoya san, and Larry san. People from all over the world trained, played, and laughed together for the sharing of the Art of Peace. We are a part of something that is greater! The end of this week Kevin sensei will be back to teach and share his experience in Kyoto.   A note from Payet Shihan - Our 10-year Mugenjuku Aikido Celebration brought so many of us together [...]

Summer – BEST time for beginners

July 16, 2018 @ 8:13 pm
by Flo Li
Are you looking for some summer activities for the kids? Hotter summer days are still ahead in July and August - consider indoor activities such as aikido for your children. Our indoor air-conditioned facility can calm an agitated or over-heated child with balanced and fun activities. Aikido offers discipline, confidence, respect, patience, close friendships, positive attitude, better concentration, self-defensive skills, bully avoidance skills, anti-abduction skills and more! Aikido is the "Art of Peace" because it doesn't teach your child to resolve conflict through aggression but instead aikido shows there's always a peaceful resolution. Why summer time is the best time [...]

Kids Test on Sept 23, 2017

September 8, 2017 @ 4:58 pm
by Flo Li
The kids are schedule to test in two weeks. We will start our test preparation on Sept 9th. Our normal monthly family class will be modified so parents can support their children learn the next technique on the test list. We can use all the help we can get to give our little ones some individual attention as they practice. We will set up the mats 15 minutes before class starts if anyone wants to come early to practice. Youth students and adult students are encouraged to help out during the kids class in the next week. Next Saturday we [...]

Payet Shihan 2017 San Diego Workshop

March 18, 2017 @ 2:54 am
by Flo Li
Good Day Everyone! We are looking forward to seeing all our aikido friends from all over the world for the 2017 Payet Shihan workshop in San Diego. Feel free to email us at AikidoDelMar@gmail.com if you need any more details. Friday March 24th Encinitas Aikido Training and Talk,  337 Melrose Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024 3:00pm-5:00pm Encinitas Aikido Dojo Training 5:00pm-5:45pm Tea and Talk with Payet Sensei Q&A session 6:15-8:15pm Dinner at Ki's Restaurant - reservation for 15 guest under Flo Li 2591 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007 (760) 436-5236 Saturday March 26th Aikido Del Mar Training 3800-A Mykonos Ln, San [...]

Next Test Date – March 18, 2017

March 8, 2017 @ 7:37 am
by Flo Li
Good Day Everyone, Our next test is schedule on Saturday March 18th for the Aiki-Kids, Aiki-Youth and Adult classes. Test preparation is underway. We will not be hosting the family class this weekend in order to help children to prepare for their test. We do encourage parents to help the children with test preparation this weekend. Mats will be set by 10:30am. Please come to practice early if possible. Interested youth students and adult students are invited to help out the kids class. We have included the test requirements for all three classes on our Test Requirements page on this website. In the [...]

Dec 10, 2016 – Next Test Date

November 22, 2016 @ 8:14 pm
by Flo Li
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 [...]

Utada Kancho Seminar Weekend

November 11, 2016 @ 12:25 am
by Flo Li
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 [...]

Next Test Date – Saturday, March 26, 2016

March 15, 2016 @ 8:22 pm
by Flo Li
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!

Kenshu Class Starts TODAY!

January 30, 2016 @ 6:14 pm
by Flo Li
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 [...]

Registration Open for Payet Shihan Workshop

January 27, 2016 @ 10:59 pm
by Flo Li
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.