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Dojo Holiday Schedule

December 18, 2011 @ 11:19 am
by Flo Li
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!

December Kyu Test Completed

December 15, 2011 @ 1:45 am
by Flo Li
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. [...]

Next Kyu Test on Dec 10th, 2011

October 27, 2011 @ 6:12 pm
by Flo Li
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!

Saturday Classes Canceled, Picnic Instead!

September 9, 2011 @ 3:42 pm
by Flo Li
Hello everyone, The Boys and Girls Club at the Polster Branch will be closed on Saturday and Sunday due to yesterday's power outage and related fire alarm issues. There will be no classes during this time. The school district is working on the issue and will let us know when the building can be re-entered.  We will keep you updated on the latest development. The good news is we have a visiting student from Kyoto, Japan. She is eager to meet everyone. Instead we will be hosting a picnic lunch. The weather will be slightly cooler - the perfect day [...]

Labor Day Training Schedule

September 2, 2011 @ 2:19 pm
by Flo Li
Hello everyone! We will have our regular training schedule this Saturday. Aiki-Kids class is canceled on Monday. The Aiki-youth class and adult class will be combined on Monday from 7pm - 8:30pm. Note: Aiki-Core will resume in October.  

Open Mat Hours for Test Preparation

July 27, 2011 @ 2:41 pm
by Flo Li
Aikido of Del Mar will be hosting kyu test on Saturday, August 13th, 2011. This week parents will be notified wheather or not their children are invited to test. We have open mat hours every Monday and Wednesday from 7:10-7:30pm. Sensei and sempi will be present during this time to help. All students are welcome to make use of this time to ask questions and practice techniques. On Monday Justin from Aiki-Youth was able to run through all of his techniques during this time in preparation for his 3rd kyu test. We hope to see you there!

Aikido Del Mar Test Training

July 17, 2011 @ 10:19 pm
by Flo Li
We have started test training in preparation for our next kyu test in August. Aiki-kids are strengthening their core through a series of abdominal exercises. Aiki-kids will be tested on Ukemi (including back break falls, forward rolls and backward rolls), Seiza Ho, Shikko Ho and Kihon Dosa (basic movements). Red belts will also be tested on a basic technique. Aiki-youths have been working on serveral different techniques including Shomen Uchi Ikkajo Osae (1 & 2) and Suwari Waza Ryote Mochi Kokyuho (1). Students are encourage to learn these movements and practice the techniques as much as they can. As for the adult class, kyu test will [...]

Robert Mustard Sensei Visiting LA

July 2, 2011 @ 7:34 pm
by Flo Li
Greetings All, We were notified just this morning that Robert Mustard Sensei will be teaching a class at the Studio City dojo on Sunday from 6-8pm. Robert Sensei is one of the top instructors in North America. He lived in Japan for many years and trained under Gozo Shioda during that time. He was the Senior Foreign Instructor at Honbu dojo for several of those years that he was there. If you are interested in attending this class, Edward and I will be driving up to L.A. and you can ride with us. We will be leaving the Boys and [...]

July 4th Weekend Schedule

June 30, 2011 @ 3:30 pm
by Flo Li
A couple of announcements: -this Fourth of July weekend we will have regular classes on Saturday; however, on Monday (7/4) the Adult and Aiki-Youth class will train together beginning at 5:30 and ending at 7pm. If you are unable to train the whole time come and train for as long as you can! -we will conduct kyu tests in August and will begin test training early in July to prepare for them. Have a great weekend! Edward Sensei and Kevin Sensei

AikiCORE will resume in Sept 2011

June 23, 2011 @ 10:32 am
by Flo Li
 Thank you for your interest in our morning healing/workout class AIKICORE. We will NOT be holding classes during the summer of 2011. We will see you in Sept 2011. For now, please check this blog for recommended workouts you can do in your own home.