Seminar with Linda Holiday, 6th Dan

We are very pleased to announce a seminar with Linda Holiday, 6th Dan, Chief Instructor and Executive Director of Aikido of Santa Cruz. Between 1973 and 1980 Holiday Sensei spent about three years living and training in Shingu, under Chief Instructor Michio Hikitsuchi, 10th dan (now deceased), and other high-level shihan such as Motomichi Anno, Motoichi Yanase, and the late Yasushi Tojima. When possible, she also trained at other dojos as well, in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Iwama. In addition, she studied the Japanese language, calligraphy, Bojutsu, Iaido, and became inspired by the spiritual practices of Shinto, Buddhism, and Misogi purification.  Other instructors who have had a major influence on Holiday Sensei include Mitsugi Saotome, Hiroshi Kato, and the late Terry Dobson.

Pre-registration is required: Registration packet

Dates: Friday, October 3 – Sunday, October 5
Fee: $90
Training times:

Fri., Oct. 3 6 to 8 pm
Sat., Oct. 4 10 am to noon
2 to 4 pm
Sun., Oct. 5 10 am to noon

Yudansha Training

These classes are primarily intended for people training for a yudansha exam or for anyone interested in working on advanced skills, such as weapons taking, randori, jiyu waza, kaeshi waza, etc. They are tentatively planned for the fourth Sunday of each month (where possible), starting at 10 AM and lasting about 1.5 hours. Students from other dojos are welcome. Note: these dates are tentative, so be sure to check with us before you decide to come.

  • July 27
  • August 31

Kyu Testing

Kyu (non-black belt) testing is generally held on the first Saturday every third month. The currently-scheduled dates for kyu tests are:

  • July 12
  • October 4