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Congrats Aikido Del Mar!

September 9, 2012 @ 7:11 pm
by Flo Li
Congratulations aiki-kids, aiki-youth and adults for a fantastic and focused kyu test. Brandon from the kids class completed a very strong test and now is the proud owner of a blue belt. Aayush and Andrew from the kids class passed both of their adult level 9 and 8 kyu test and are now officially certified as 8th kyu in Yoshinkan Aikido internationally. * A special celebration took place as our adult class welcomed its second shodan (first degree black belt) - Anthony Loeppert. His whole family came to support him for this special occasion. Congrats Anthony!   Note: more testing [...]

A Wonderful Celebration at Aikido Del Mar

January 22, 2012 @ 9:24 am
by Flo Li
Bonjour! We had another successful Kagami Biraki celebration this year. There was a spectrum of demonstrations on the mats from the youngest participants to well-seasoned aikidokas. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msk_Ak1MkC4]   Congratulations to all the students demonstrated an aspect of aikido they were working on and we are excited to see more progress throughout the year of 2012! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IVtacphwHU]   A special appreciation goes to Tomoko (Thomas's mother) for taking time out of her busy schedule to prepare this year's mochi soup as part of our yearly Kagami Biraki tradition. It was also beautiful to see parents helping put away the mats with such [...]

Congratulations Aikido Del Mar Students!

August 15, 2011 @ 4:22 pm
by Flo Li
We held kyu test for all three of our classes on Saturday August 13th. Congratulations to everyone tested. All students demonstrated tremendous personal growth with sharp focus. The spirit of aikido really came through as friends and families gathered around to join hands and hearts and witness each student striving for their personal best. We have our first ever blue belt in the Aiki-Kids class! Congratulations Kaley! Thomas showed amazing discipline and we are proud to see such tremendous progress in his focus. Justin and Elliot's dedication to their practice really paid off as they are now 3rd kyu in [...]

Lower Back Stretches for Aikidoka

June 12, 2011 @ 11:15 am
by Flo Li
We at Aikido Del Mar's morning AikiCORE class have hand picked some of our most loved stretches for our back. Sensei has been using these stretches to open up his back and he happily reports that he's back hasn't been this flexible since he was a child! Our stretches have also helped us to mindfully use our body and open up our energy for better aikido training. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcyzIRV3RJ4]