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, to me, is a martial art unlike any other. It teaches me to be able to defend myself, but not hurt the person that I am defending myself from. To me, it means to be at peace, and to teach others. It teaches me to be a better person in the world. It also allows me to learn. But, what is the most important thing about Aikido, I think, is that I am being taught [...]
Registration is now open for the November Utada Kancho Seminar - come and join the FUN! This 3-day seminar includes beach bokken training, explanation of all controls, focused weapons training, and the philosophical and mystical aspects of aikido. Don't forget to bring a notebook! Some of you have attended last year's session with an introduction to attack and counter-attacks using the bokken, jo, and tanto. I have heard from several students that they really enjoyed this new form of weapons training we don't normally teach in our dojo. Some students enjoyed using the internal movement of ki to unbalance uke. [...]
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 [...]
Good Day Everyone! We have scheduled our upcoming kids test on Saturday, May 16th. Test preparation will begin this week. Private classes will be available week before the test. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Some parents also asked about personal defense seminars to keep their children safe. At our second location in Encinitas, there is a self-defense seminar happening this Sunday for teens and adults. There will also be a free counter kidnapping class for children from 12 noon to 1pm. See attached PDF (Personal Defense and Safety Flyer) for more information.
Good day everyone! We had a wonderful seminar weekend in Encinitas Aikido with Utada Kancho. Several students were able to take this opportunity to deepen their aikido understanding and solidify their basic movements. We are bringing back what we learned to kick start the youth class bokken training next week! Just a reminder for the upcoming test this weekend on December 20th for youth and adult students. And we are planning to have a pot luck lunch afterwards around 2pm in the Boys and Girls club to celebrate the last test of 2014. We hope to see you there! Next [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]