Aikido of Monterey annual Weapons Seminars
Retreat has been put on a temporary hold. See below for past retreat information.
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Danielle Molles Smith, 6th dan · Dennis Evans, 5th dan · Michael Smith, 5th dan
Mitch Johnson, 4th dan · Cathy Jaeger, 4th dan
In 2012 we celebrated our 20th Weapons Retreat, with more study of aikido weapons; bokken, jo & tanto, and a special treat of Taiko led by Ikuyu Conant of Watsonville Taiko!
We enjoyed the facilities at Douglas Ranch. (2013 marked Aikido of Monterey's 40th anniversary!)
Celebrating the Year of the Water Dragon, we presented one day of weapons training in a beautiful local park, overlooking Monterey Bay. Beginning and Advanced Aiki-Weapons (Bokken, Jo and Tanto).
The Buzz from past retreats:
"The Weapons Retreat is a very useful way to study jo and bokken intensively. When questions come up, the instructors are right there to answer them. And to hang out with the folks training at Aikido of Monterey in beautiful Carmel Valley under the oaks by day and stars by night refreshes my spirit."
"I've been looking forward to the retreat for months!"
"Is registration open for the weapons retreat? What do I need to do to sign up? Looking forward to coming back, last year was incredible!"
"Amazing instruction in a most amazing environment."
"Aikido of Monterey's weapons retreat is a fun and informative weekend of training, acquaintances, and fun. I look forward to it each year."
"...a weapons intensive with laughter and heart. Not to be missed!"
"I'm much better acquainted with my bokken and jo, not to mention water polo and all the great students and instructors from Aikido of Monterey, other California dojo, and international students from Japan, Germany, Turkey...""Can't wait until the 2011 retreat! I remember when we had Taiko in Big Sur. It would be so great to hear that sound at Douglas Ranch...the echo of the drums off the hills...the vibration of the oaks...whadya think?"