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Announcements

Kids Test on Sept 23, 2017

September 8, 2017
The kids are schedule to test in two weeks. We will start our test preparation on Sept 9th. Our normal monthly family class will…

Payet Shihan 2017 San Diego Workshop

March 18, 2017
Good Day Everyone! We are looking forward to seeing all our aikido friends from all over the world for the 2017 Payet Shihan workshop…

Next Test Date – March 18, 2017

March 8, 2017
Good Day Everyone, Our next test is schedule on Saturday March 18th for the Aiki-Kids, Aiki-Youth and Adult classes. Test preparation…

Dec 10, 2016 – Next Test Date

November 22, 2016
Good day everyone, first of all, we wish you a happy holiday week. There's NO CLASS ON THANKSGIVING DAY this Thursday November…

Dojo News

Kids Test on Sept 23, 2017

September 8, 2017
The kids are schedule to test in two weeks. We will start our test preparation on Sept 9th. Our normal monthly family class will…

Payet Shihan 2017 San Diego Workshop

March 18, 2017
Good Day Everyone! We are looking forward to seeing all our aikido friends from all over the world for the 2017 Payet Shihan workshop…

Photos from Payet Workshop 2015

February 25, 2015
Thank you everyone for another wonderful year training with Jacques Payet Shihan - 7th Dan, Yoshinkan Aikido. Below are a few photos…

Regular Scheduled Classes Are Canceled for Feb 17th

February 13, 2015
Good Day Everyone! Due to our once a year workshop with Payet sensei, all regular scheduled classes are canceled for next Tuesday.…

Thoughts from Sensei

Why do we test in aikido? (Shodan Essay by Richard Roberts)

October 5, 2017
Shodan Essay: Why do we test in Aikido? What are the benefits and pitfalls of testing? So, at 4am the morning of my shodan test…

What Aikido Means to Me

June 2, 2016
What Aikido, and Getting A Black Belt,  Means to Me by Noah, age 12, Encinitas Aikido, Youth Black Belt received on May 31, 2016…

Aikido and Openness

May 9, 2016
The following writing was a speech given by John Pergakes during his shodan exam. In aikido, we do not compare ourselves to one…

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

February 10, 2016
Via Huffington Post by Tracy Cutchlow My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. "Almost," she muttered as she…

Aikido Wisdom

My Relationship with Aikido

May 9, 2016
My Relationship with Aikido (by Lucia Evans) Aikido meaning the Power of Harmony, of all beings, all things working together. I…

Aikido Had to Be Felt

May 1, 2012
Aikido is often thought as mysterious for its effortless power. In Aikido, the goal is not to hurt another, but to unify with another…

Aikido Ukemi Clinic – how to do a proper forward roll

November 16, 2011
Most students have trouble with ukemi - especially when it comes to the forward roll. Some smaller children tend to put their head…

“Ki no Musubi – A Meeting of Minds” by Nev Sagiba

June 25, 2011
    To Melanesians, being of “one mind,” means exactly that. And this is why the more heavily populated Niuginis never…