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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. She is the author of the recently published book, “Journey to the Heart of Aikido,” praised by leaders across the Aikido world. A combination of memoir, history, and reflections on the heart of Aikido, “Journey” presents teachings of the founder of Aikido as conveyed by one of his direct students: Motomichi Anno Shihan, 8th dan. Linda is a close student and translator of Anno Sensei, and was one of the first Westerners to live and train in the remote Kumano region of Japan, O-Sensei’s birthplace. The Aikido seminar will include readings of brief excerpts from the book, as well as time for questions.

of his direct students: Motomichi Anno Shihan, 8th dan.
Linda Holiday is a close student and translator of Anno
Sensei, and was one of the “rst Westerners to live and train
in the remote Kumano region of Japan, O-Sensei’s birthplace.
Her Aikido seminars will include readings of brief excerpts
from the book, as well as time for questions.

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