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July 2014 / 2 posts found

Aiki-kids Belt Test was Exceptional!

July 21, 2014 @ 12:40 pm
by Flo Li
Congratulations to all the Aiki-Kids on an exceptional test Saturday! As you know, many kids voluteerily came to extra training sessions to polish their aikido movements and techniques. With hours of dedicated training, we were very glad to see such amazing progress from the white belts all the way up to our new brown belt. Several jumped a level and some even jumped two levels! Thanks to the dedicated effort of our wonderful students as well as the support of all the parents, we are happy to say it was our strongest Aiki-Kids belt test ever! Congratulations everyone! Last week at Aikido [...]

Aikido Ni-Dan Test Completed!

July 11, 2014 @ 12:56 pm
by Flo Li
Congratulations to Joe's ni-dan test today. Kevin sensei expressed it was a strong test as Joe worked on his unique challenge to stay relaxed not forceful throughout the techniques and freestyle portions. Thank you to those who came out to watch and support Joe on his big day. Everyone's participation is very much appreciated. Due to popular demand, we have added the freestyle video from Joe's test below as well as his speech on "considerate aikido" here. Enjoy! [youtube=http://youtu.be/hxq0TH3kSnM] Original post from 7/11/12 below Good day everyone! Tomorrow is a big day here at Aikido Del Mar. Our senior student Joe [...]