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Class Survey RESULTS

April 29, 2019 @ 9:33 pm
by Flo Li
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Thank you all for your participation in our class survey. We have completed two online surveys and a take home survey in the last month in order to make changes that will benefit you. Here are some of the results we would like to share with you. Note: We have given the youth students a take-home survey so parents can get insights as well. 1. Kids/Youth Class Parent Satisfaction Survey RESULTS average completion time: 4 minutes average class attendance: 33% 85% of you think "aikido is a good place to grow stronger physically and mentally" 74% of you think "this is [...]

Kids-Youth Pizza Party this Saturday!

June 4, 2015 @ 5:29 pm
by Flo Li
Good day everyone! Reminder - all students of the kids class and youth class at both locations are invited to our "Beginning of Summer Pizza Party" this Saturday June 6th! Uniform (gi) is NOT necessary! Please arrive directly to the grass field at 11am. There will be games, pizza, and prizes from 11am-1pm! Come and Join us on the field for some games, pizza, and prizes! NOTE: Each student can bring a friend to the party. We will provide the pizza, so please bring lawn chairs, snacks, drinks to share with all of your friends! Questions? Please email AikidoDelMar@gmail.com or [...]

Aiki-Kids Test – July 19th, 2014

June 26, 2014 @ 12:22 pm
by Flo Li
Happy summer everyone! We are excited to announced the next test date for Aiki-Kids ONLY is now scheduled on Saturday, July 19th, 2014. This year, we have made some changes to our current Aiki-Kids syllabus in order to make the junior black belt more accessible to everyone. We have included the syllabus here for your reference. We encourage parents and their child to spend sometime with an instructor before class to discuss how the child can advance more quickly and with better focus onto the next level.    Nearly every single child wants to get their junior black belt in the Aiki-Kids class and [...]

Seminar Photos from Payet Shihan Visit 2014

May 24, 2014 @ 8:54 pm
by Flo Li
What's a great week it has been for all of us at Aikido of Del Mar! We are grateful for Payet Shihan's visit to our dojo as so many of our students and Encinitas Aikido students enjoyed the two-day intensive workshop. We hope each and everyone of you were able to take away some valuable lessons from the workshop and apply it your aikido training and to your everyday life. Thanks to the the generous contribution from the Tallet family, we were able to capture some amazing photos from the seminar so you can share them with your family and friends. Follow this link [...]

A Few Important Annoucements

December 19, 2013 @ 12:34 pm
by Flo Li
Good day everyone, Our new Aikido Del Mar t-shirts are here! If you haven't had a chance to pick up yours please come and see us before or after class. They are $11 each and payable via cash or check. We will be using these t-shirts for several of our future aikido events in 2014. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We have given candy canes to the kids and youth class and we hope the candies have found a nice spot on the trees or in your stomach. We are thrilled to train with such a wonderful group [...]

Test Preparation and Upcoming Seminar

November 14, 2013 @ 8:17 pm
by Flo Li
Good day everyone, We have officially started test preparation this week. Test date for all three classes will be on Saturday, December 7th, 2013. In the next three weeks we will determine which students will be invited to test. Also on November 23rd and 30th from 10:30am – 11:00am we will be hosting two extra training sessions for kids and youth – special invites will be send through email. Reminder to all — Yukio Utada Shihan (7th dan, Yoshinkan aikido) will be in San Diego for a weekend seminar December 13-15th in Encinitas, California. You can secure your spot by [...]

May Aikido News

May 30, 2013 @ 9:41 pm
by Flo Li
Good day everyone! As the month of May comes to a close, we are excited to announce the youth class Spirit Award goes to one of our new students Arian! In the past few months, Arian dedicated himself to his training by always giving 100%. It doesn't matter if he's leading warm ups or learning a new technique, Arian is able to not give himself excuses, and always striving to do his best in each moment. Even during challenging times, Arian is still able to take some time out, calm himself, and jump back into the training with a refreshed outlook. We all benefit [...]

January News!

January 30, 2013 @ 11:17 pm
by Flo Li
We had a very successful Kagami Biraki to kick off 2013. Many parents and students came to help set up prior to the demonstration. Congratulations to all the students who demonstrated an aspect of aikido they were working on. The potluck afterwards was extra yummy this year thanks to all the contributions from the three classes. We have captured a few moments on video from that weekend and would like to share with you. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XuL737D5Hc] As January comes to a close, we would also like the recognize a student who consistently shows up to class with focus and tireless dedication. [...]

2013 Kagami Biraki Celebration

January 6, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
by Flo Li
Happy 2013 Everyone! Welcome to another year with Aikido of Del Mar. We are excited to officially kick off our training this year by a tradition of reflecting on the past and rededicating to the new — come and join us to celebrate Kagami Biraki (鏡開き) on Saturday, Jan 19th from 11am-1pm. This celebration was an old samurai tradition dating back to the 15th century. As for Aikido of Del Mar, this is our 4th annual Kagami Biraki celebration. As of tradition, all three classes will meet together for this special event. All students from kids white belts to adult black belts [...]

Jacques Payet Sensei Visiting

July 28, 2009 @ 12:15 am
by Flo Li
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