||Saturday, Annual All-Day Women's Aikido Seminar, Aikido of Santa Cruz. Linda Holiday, 6th Dan, and Penny Sablove, 5th Dan, with Kimberly Richardson, 6th Dan, as guest instructor. See aikidosantacruz.org for more information.
||Saturday, Class taught by Danielle Smith Sensei at Aikido of Berkeley. Yondan test for Rob Pierce (AOM shodan/nidan). Times to be announced.
||Saturday, Celebration Seminar for Spring, and Smith Sensei's promotion to 7th Dan. AOM, 10:00 - 12:30. Includes an Aiki Kids and Aiki Mites Demo and the last half hour of "all dojo." Training: $30, Observing: $10 - includes brunch. See flyer.
||Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
||Doran Sensei seminar at AOM. 10am to 4:30pm. $70. See flyer.
||Final class at 10th Street. Daniel's Shodan demonstration. Come help clear the dojo following class.
|May 4th - May 6th
||Aiki Horizons. Eight Sensei - Pat Hendricks, 7th Dan; Michael Friedl, 7th Dan Shihan; Danielle Smith, 7th Dan; Louis Jumonville, 6th Dan; Jimmy Friedman, 6th Dan; Dennis Evans, 6th Dan; Michael Smith, 6th Dan; and Yvonne Thelwell, 5th Dan. Go to onepointcenter.com to register and for all information. See flyer.
|May 19th - May 21st
||International Aikido Seminar, BASPO Magglingen Sport Hall, Switzerland. Four Sensei - Juerg Steiner, 6th Dan; Danielle Smith, 7th Dan; Jean-Pierre Kunzi, 5th Dan; Rein Ausmees, 5th Dan. For information and registration: www.centre-kumano.ch and firstname.lastname@example.org. See flyer.
|May 26th - May 28th
||Mt Baldy Retreat - Frank McGourik, 7th Dan Shihan; Cyndy Hayashi, 7th Dan Shihan; Danielle Smith, 7th Dan; Michael Smith, 6th Dan; Teja Bell, 6th Dan. Four friends and long-time co-teachers, lead by McGourik Shihan. Aikido, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation and communing with nature. Go to www.aikidoai.com or visit Mt Baldy Retreat on Facebook.
||Obon Festival at Seaside Buddhist Temple. 1:00pm demonstration by Aikido of Monterey.
|Jul 11th - Jul 14th
||Aikido of Santa Cruz, Summer Retreat. Mary Heiny, Sensei; Linda Holiday, Sensei; and guest instructors, including Danielle Smith, Sensei. For more information go to www.aikidosantacruz.org.