Good day everyone, We will be hosting another shodan test this weekend for two black belt candidates. You and your family are invited to participate if your schedule allows. The test will start shortly after 12:30 and will most likely to last around 40 minutes. If you can, stay for the most exciting part of the test – jiyu waza (free-style) near the end. Also we will be setting up in the main hall of the boys and girls club for all of the classes on Saturday starting 10:30am. If you are able to come early to help us putting [...]
Good day everyone! We will have regular class schedules for this upcoming labor day weekend. Since test preparation is in progress right now, we have invited some aiki-kids to arrive 30 minutes early to attend extra "tutoring" sessions Saturday and Monday to get them ready and confident for the test next weekend. As for the adults training for brown belt, our final Kenshu class was last week and the adult class will resume its normal ending time at 2:00pm. Please let us know if you have any further questions by emailing us at AikidoDelMar@gmail.com or post comments below. Happy Training everyone!
We have started preparation for our upcoming test scheduled on September 8th for all three classes. In the kids and youth class, each week we are concentrating on one basic movement out of six in time for the test. The adult class also started Kenshu class on Saturdays for extra brown belt training. It is very important to attend as many classes as your schedule allows. Time has been set aside in each class for students to prepare for their next (or first) test. Everyone is encouraged to use this time wisely. In the next few weeks, the instructors will be [...]
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 [...]