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.
Pre-registration is required: Registration packet
Dates: Friday, October 3 – Sunday, October 5
|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|
- 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:
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 12
- October 4