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Eeshan – Solo Aikido Training (since Nov 2019)

May 4, 2020 @ 7:59 pm
by Flo Li
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We would like to share with you one of our independent physical education student's journey in Solo Aikido Training. Eeshan was one of our best students in the youth class one step away from a black belt before he and his family moved to India. In the last few years, he kept in touch and in 2019 decided to take on an International Independent Study Course with us using it for his high school IAYP credit. This IAYP is similar to our ISPE program in the States. Below is Eeshan's journey in his Solo Aikido Training. We hope you will [...]

Photos from Payet Workshop 2015

February 25, 2015 @ 11:26 pm
by Flo Li
Thank you everyone for another wonderful year training with Jacques Payet Shihan - 7th Dan, Yoshinkan Aikido. Below are a few photos from the workshop courtesy of the Tallet family, hope you will enjoy them! For more photos you can view and download, please visit our google+ album. Happy training!

Regular Scheduled Classes Are Canceled for Feb 17th

February 13, 2015 @ 4:23 am
by AikidoAdmin
Good Day Everyone! Due to our once a year workshop with Payet sensei, all regular scheduled classes are canceled for next Tuesday. Students from the adult class are invited to attend the workshop. A few selected kids and youth will be invited to participate as well. Our selection process will begin tomorrow in class. We will be watching the kids and youth students’ techniques and their ability to focus to determine who will be selected to participate. All kids and youth students, families and friends are invited to observe class off the mats if interested. Selected students can choose one [...]

Jacques Payet Shihan SoCal Seminars from February 14th-18th

January 29, 2015 @ 5:06 am
by AikidoAdmin
Jacques Payet Shihan, 7th Dan in Yoshinkan Aikido, will be making his yearly visit to Southern California from Japan in a few weeks. It is a rare opportunity to train with such a highly ranked, extremely skilled, and compassionate master instructor. Many of you have experienced the seemingly “magical” aikido from Payet Shihan and we are once again inviting all the adult students, and a few selected youth and kids to join us in the upcoming seminar this year.nnPayet Shihan’s SoCal seminars are currently scheduled from February 14th-18th with the detailed times and pricing below.nn nnAIKIDO ON VENTURA (STUDIO CITY)n12418 Ventura [...]

Aiki-Kids Testing on Jan 31st

January 21, 2015 @ 5:20 am
by AikidoAdmin
Great Kagami Biraki celebration this year everyone! We had a great turnout and we were very pleased to see such excitement and wonderful demonstrations.nnWe have many great events planned for 2015. First of all, we are hosting our first belt test of the year for Aiki-Kids only on January 31st at 11am. Many white belts have been invited to a special test prep class this Friday from 6:30-7:15pm free of charge. We will begin test preparation this week. By next Tuesday we will decide which students will be invited to test. Private classes are available upon request only.nnWe appreciate all [...]

2015 Kagami Biraki Celebration

January 9, 2015 @ 5:22 am
by AikidoAdmin
明けましておめでとうございます! Happy New Year! It is that time again where Aikido of Del Mar is putting on the biggest event of the year. We are excited to officially kick start our training this year by a tradition of reflecting of the past and rededicating to the future — come and join us to celebrate Kagami Biraki (鏡開き) on Saturday, Jan 17th from 11am-1:30pm. This celebration was an old samurai tradition dating back to the 15th century. As for Aikido of Del Mar, this is our 6th annual Kagami Biraki celebration. As of tradition, all three classes will meet together for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Jacques Payet Shihan SoCal Seminars 2014

May 1, 2014 @ 12:31 pm
by Flo Li
Jacques Payet Shihan, 7th Dan in Yoshinkan Aikido, will be making his yearly visit to Southern California from Japan in two weeks. It is a rare opportunity to train with such a highly ranked instructor. Upon earning their international kyu status, Aiki-Youth and adult students are invited to participate regardless of rank. Visitors from other dojos are also invited. Spectators are welcome. Payet Shihan's San Diego seminar is currently scheduled on May 19th-20th in Aikido of Del Mar with the detailed time and price below. AIKIDO of DEL MAR 3800-A Mykonos Lane, San Diego, CA 92130 Main hall at the Boys and Girls Club Monday, May [...]