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July 2011 / 3 posts found

Open Mat Hours for Test Preparation

July 27, 2011 @ 2:41 pm
by Flo Li
Aikido of Del Mar will be hosting kyu test on Saturday, August 13th, 2011. This week parents will be notified wheather or not their children are invited to test. We have open mat hours every Monday and Wednesday from 7:10-7:30pm. Sensei and sempi will be present during this time to help. All students are welcome to make use of this time to ask questions and practice techniques. On Monday Justin from Aiki-Youth was able to run through all of his techniques during this time in preparation for his 3rd kyu test. We hope to see you there!

Aikido Del Mar Test Training

July 17, 2011 @ 10:19 pm
by Flo Li
We have started test training in preparation for our next kyu test in August. Aiki-kids are strengthening their core through a series of abdominal exercises. Aiki-kids will be tested on Ukemi (including back break falls, forward rolls and backward rolls), Seiza Ho, Shikko Ho and Kihon Dosa (basic movements). Red belts will also be tested on a basic technique. Aiki-youths have been working on serveral different techniques including Shomen Uchi Ikkajo Osae (1 & 2) and Suwari Waza Ryote Mochi Kokyuho (1). Students are encourage to learn these movements and practice the techniques as much as they can. As for the adult class, kyu test will [...]

Robert Mustard Sensei Visiting LA

July 2, 2011 @ 7:34 pm
by Flo Li
Greetings All, We were notified just this morning that Robert Mustard Sensei will be teaching a class at the Studio City dojo on Sunday from 6-8pm. Robert Sensei is one of the top instructors in North America. He lived in Japan for many years and trained under Gozo Shioda during that time. He was the Senior Foreign Instructor at Honbu dojo for several of those years that he was there. If you are interested in attending this class, Edward and I will be driving up to L.A. and you can ride with us. We will be leaving the Boys and [...]