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Spring Forward into Aikido

March 9, 2014 @ 8:40 pm
by Flo Li

Good day everyone!

Lots are happening in Aikido Del Mar. First of all, we want to give our appreciation to each and everyone of you for making Aikido Del Mar a part of your life. We truly appreciate all the support from the parents and students for making our dojo such a welcoming place to be.

We have just completed week two of bokken training with the Aiki-Kids Elite Team with just a few selected individuals. To be a part of the Elite Team, each student must demonstrate a sincere desire to learn, a willingness to stay focused, and the ability for superb self-control. We are looking for more candidates to qualify, so please show us through your action if you wish to be a part of the elite team.

Aikido students learning the handstand to overcome their fear of being upside down.

Aikido students learning the handstand to overcome their fear of being upside down.

Yesterday we also completed our first Cartwheel and Handstands workshop conducted by a former Cirque du Soleil teacher/performer.  Several students really had to face their fears yet they took the plunge anyway. We were also pleasantly surprised to have a few parents on the mats to learn with us. Needless to say, everyone did a fantastic job holding a smile upside down. We have posted the pictures in our google+ so check it out!

Our next test date is tentatively scheduled for mid-April. We will post more details in the next few weeks.

Happy training everyone!

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  • Olga Freedman
    March 9, 2014

    Hello, great photos!

    Just FYI, local school are on vacations on April 5th-13th…we are away, and likely a few others may be away at that time. Hopefully, it is possible to take this into account when scheduling the test,

    Thank you,


    On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 8:40 PM, Aikido Del Mar

  • March 12, 2014

    Thank you Olga, we will schedule accordingly.

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