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Kids Test and Halloween Party

October 20, 2014 @ 1:46 pm
by Flo Li
Good day everyone! The next test date for Aiki-Kids will be on Saturday Nov 1st. Test preparation is already underway and we are excited to see so many new white belts looking forward to their first aikido test experience. In the next week, we will be deciding who is ready to test and an invite will be emailed to you individually by the beginning of next week. Many kids benefitted from the private instructions prior to our last test, so once again, we will have signup sheets on the clip board for private classes for this upcoming test. On Thursday [...]

Youth and Adults Test on Sept 13th

September 2, 2014 @ 4:36 pm
by Flo Li
Good day everyone! Our next kyu test for youth and adults is Saturday, September 13th, 2014 during normal class hours. Test preparation is already underway. Students can view our Videos of How-To Ukemi  to kick start test preparation. The test requirements for 2014 is here. Most students have viewed youtube videos in the past to polish their techniques prior to class. The most trusted place to learn the yoshinkan style techniques we practice is from the official Youshinkan Aikido youtube site here. You can easily search for the techniques you are currently studying. All students can take advantage of the open-mat time after the youth class from 7:45-8:00pm and [...]

Aiki-Kids Test – July 19th, 2014

June 26, 2014 @ 12:22 pm
by Flo Li
Happy summer everyone! We are excited to announced the next test date for Aiki-Kids ONLY is now scheduled on Saturday, July 19th, 2014. This year, we have made some changes to our current Aiki-Kids syllabus in order to make the junior black belt more accessible to everyone. We have included the syllabus here for your reference. We encourage parents and their child to spend sometime with an instructor before class to discuss how the child can advance more quickly and with better focus onto the next level.    Nearly every single child wants to get their junior black belt in the Aiki-Kids class and [...]

“Parents Day” at Aikido Del Mar

June 11, 2014 @ 11:49 am
by Flo Li
Happy June everyone! This coming Saturday is "Parents Day" at Aikido Del Mar. Kids and youth students will have a chance to bring their parents to play on the mats from 10am-11am before the onset of our regular classes. This is a great opportunity for parents to support their children's growth and aikido practice. It is also a fun way for all of us to play together and build a stronger bond with one another. Parents, please wear something comfortable so we can easily move around. It is best to have long pants for some aikido activities on the mats. We [...]

IMPORTANT Schedule Changes – Starting May

April 24, 2014 @ 10:55 am
by Flo Li
Exciting NEWS - we are expanding into the main Games Room at the Boys and Girls Club starting May 3rd, 2014! This date also marks the sixth year anniversary of the establishment of Aikido of Del Mar. We are very thankful for all of your contributions for making our dojo such a wonderful place to train. Due to this expansion and some other changes occurring within the Boys and Girls Club, we will no longer be keeping our Monday and Wednesday classes, instead, our weekday classes will be moved to Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is also a slight change of time for [...]

Next Test Date – April 19th, 2014

March 31, 2014 @ 4:49 pm
by Flo Li
Good day everyone! Our next test date has been scheduled on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 during normal class hours. Only less than 3 weeks away - test preparation is underway in all classes as a result. For our new students, this is a very exciting time to learn new things and get ready to progress onto the next level. It is very important for parents to set some time aside at home to support your child(ren) in this new beginning. For most beginners - children and adults alike, the most difficult part of the test is the ukemi - back breakfall, forward roll, and [...]

Kenshu Training for Brown Belt Preparation

February 20, 2014 @ 11:40 am
by Flo Li
Good day everyone! We will be hosting kenshu class on the following dates from 1:30-3:00pm. The adult class will end early at 1:30pm to accommodate. Students in preparation for brown belt test and shodan students are invited to join. Please be warmed up and ready to start on time. Feb 22 March 1 March 15 March 29 April 5 Due to kenshu training, Tea with Sensei will be postponed until further notice. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Renewals for 2014

January 23, 2014 @ 12:55 pm
by Flo Li
Thanks to everyone we had a great turnout for Kagami Biraki this year. Our friends from Encinitas Aikido also came to this special event to help us renewal our dedication in all of our trainings. We are happy to see good focused demonstrations and many smiling faces celebrating with us for another year with Aikido of Del Mar. As a renewal for our aikido training, the youth class already started setting tangible targets to challenge themselves to do their very best. The kids also incorporated many changes so they too can challenge themselves to be more focused, thoughtful, and respectful. [...]

2014 Kagami Biraki Celebration

January 9, 2014 @ 3:40 pm
by Flo Li
明けましておめでとうございます!  Happy New Year! It is that time again where Aikido of Del Mar is putting on our biggest event of the year. We are excited to officially kick start our training this year by a tradition of reflecting on the past and rededicating to the new — come and join us to celebrate Kagami Biraki (鏡開き) on Saturday, Jan 18th from 11am-1pm. This celebration was an old samurai tradition dating back to the 15th century. As for Aikido of Del Mar, this is our 5th annual Kagami Biraki celebration. As of tradition, all three classes will meet together for this special [...]

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2014 @ 9:36 pm
by Flo Li
Welcome to 2014! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and ready to start the new year fresh. Our training will start this coming weekend on Saturday, January 4th, resuming our regular class schedules. We are also excited to announce that after the adult class on Saturdays around 2:15pm, we will have "Tea with Sensei". This time is a special gathering to sit down with Sensei to learn about the Japanese culture as well as listening to the stories and philosophies behind aikido. We will be serving Japanese tea and you are welcome to bring any sweets to share [...]