Happy the week of July 4th! We will have our normal schedule for all three classes this week. Hope you can come and train with us. Aiki-Kids Monday & Wednesday 5:45-6:25pm Aiki-Youth Monday & Wednesday 6:30-7:10pm Adult Class Monday & Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm
Greetings! On Saturday, we will have our regular class schedule. On Monday, Aiki-Kids and Aiki-Youth classes are canceled. For those Aiki-Youth wish to train on Monday, please come and join the adult class - which will run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. We have just started working with bokkens again. Please bring your bokken or purchase one from us for $20. We are looking forward to training with you this Memorial Day Weekend!
Kyu test started today and will continue into next week. We are happy to see such strong focus from the Aiki-kids, Aiki-Youth, and the adult class today. A special congratulations to Emma on getting her BLUE belt! The above Aiki-Youth students tested at the adult level and have earned their 9th kyu in Yoshinkan Aikido. A job well done. Here is the link to the pictures from today - ENJOY!
Aikido Del Mar's next kyu test is scheduled on Saturday April 7th, 2012. All students are encouraged to attend open mat time on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:10 - 7:30pm. Instructors will be present to answer questions and help with test preparation. Note, Kenshu class will be held for the next three Saturdays (March 17th, March 24th, and March 31st) from 1:30 to 3:00pm. As a result, the adult class will end early to accommodate. The Aiki-Kids and Aiki-Youth classes are unchanged. In order to help students become more comfortable with the ukemi portion of the test, we have prepared a few ukemi [...]
Our training with Jacques Payet Shihan in Aikido Del Mar came to a completion last Wednesday. Many were blessed with the opportunity to receive invaluable personal guidance from such a world renowned sensei. Our hearts are filled with much appreciation. Congratulations to all the kids and youth attended Monday's training. All have received a gold stripe on their belts to remember their active participation in this rare event. A few videos are posted on our youtube site to highlight the key instructions from our training in Studio City. We hope you will enjoy them. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnoEloSog64] Note, starting this week we [...]
Jacques Payet Shihan, 7th Dan in Yoshinkan Aikido, will be visiting us from Japan. It is a rare opportunity to train with such a highly ranked instructor and we are honored to host him this year. The schedule of classes for his visit to Southern California is as follows: LOS ANGELES AIKIDO 12418 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 Saturday, February 18, 2-4pm $50 4-6pm $50 Sunday, February 19, 11-1pm $50 [...]
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 [...]
Hello everyone, We will have regular classes on Mondays and Wednesdays for the next two weeks. No classes on Saturday, Dec 24th and Saturday, Dec 31st. Happy holidays!
Congratulations to everyone tested on Dec 10th and Dec 12th! It has been exciting for us to witness so much progress in our dojo. All the white belts have graduated to yellow belts in the Aiki-Kids class. Two students from Aiki-Youth have been promoted to the adult class. And we had our first ever shodan test in the adult class - congratulations to Joe Kelly for earning his black belt! To access and download pictures from the recent kyu test, please click on the link KYU TEST DEC 2011. You can also access other pictures from 2011 through the following links. [...]
The next test date has been confirmed - Saturday, December 10th, 2011 - so mark your calendar! We will be preparing all three classes for the kyu test in the next few weeks. It is best for students to attend class as often as possible and focus on their training. Only those who qualify will be invited to test as a chance to progress onto the next level. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us!