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 [...]
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.
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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.
Internationally known Aikido teacher, Jacques Payet, will be coming to Aikido of Del Mar on Tuesday, 9/15 at 6-8PM, and on Wednesday 9/16 at 7-9PM. Note that the class start time on Tuesday is an hour earlier than usual. This is a very special opportunity to train with such an outstanding teacher and we urge everyone to attend both nights if at all possible. Payet Sensei makes Aikido interesting and accessible to both beginners and more experienced students- it will be a memorable time for all. We will be asking for a $15 donation/class from dues-paying students and $20/class from [...]
We are excited to announce Jacques Payet Sensei, 7th Dan of Yoshinkan Aikido will be visiting southern California in September! We are looking forward to update the exact schedule of his visit in San Diego and Orange County with extra seminars in a few weeks. For more information about Jacques Payet Sensei, visit our youtube site at http://www.youtube.com/aikidodelmar
Hello everyone, We have updated our main dojo site with an additional link Members Only Blogsite to this page. New pictures from the belt test and seminar are also added onto the Photos page. You are more than welcome to comment on this blog to help us make further improvements with your valuable suggestions. OSU, Aikido Del Mar